Thursday, April 18, 2024

1930s-inspired stylish leisure car, Rodster

Vrbové-based car manufacturer Patak Motors has unveiled its 1930s-inspired car, Rodster, with all the essential features of a perfect city companion.

The Rodster is available in two power drive systems. That includes the combustion engine and the electric version.

The Rodster electric car version features a permanent-magnet synchronous motor. A 15kW power gives the car a maximum speed of 130 km/h (80 MPH). The car also can accelerate from zero to 50 km/h (31 MPH) in just 7 seconds.

The electric Rodster comes in two variants, version 1 and version 2. Version 1 is powered by a 10kWh battery that gives the car a full range of up to 100 km (62 miles). Version 2 is powered by a 20kWh battery and offers a range of up to 250km (155 miles).

The combustion engine version of the Rodster is equipped with the four-stroke water cooling, one-cylinder four valves overhead camshaft (OHC) engine. The engine can reach zero to 50 km/h (31 MPH) in 9 seconds. The ICE version of the car can go at a maximum speed of up to 125 km/h (77 MPH).

The Rodster ICE version has a fuel tank capacity of 35 liters, and the car can provide an average of 18-20 km (11-12 miles) per liter.

The Rodster car measures 3360 mm long, 1360 mm high, and 1395 mm wide. It weighs 450 kg and seats two people, including the driver.

The Patak’s 1930s-inspired car has four disc brakes, ABS, three-point self-retracting seat belts, and an immobilizer.

The Rodster’s unique chassis – with particular suspension components developed by Patak Motors – provides a smooth ride even on bumpy surfaces.

Rodster interior
Interior of the Patak Motors Rodster. Credit: Rodster.

The interior of the Rodster features retro-style seats, a wooden dashboard, a rollover protection frame, electric locking, and electric windows.

The exterior has black or chrome exterior accessories, the Patak Motors logo at the masthead, stylish sprocket wheels R19 (aluminum discs), a windshield wiper with cycles and washer, and a rain protector for the roofless version.

The Patak’s Rodster can be configured with many equipment and customized according to the user’s preference.

The Patak Motor’s Rodster is available with and without a roof, and the combustion engine version is priced from €16,900 ($17,885). Electric versions 1 and 2 are priced from €22,900 ($24,201) and €25,400 ($26,738), respectively.