Audax Roadster

AUDAX introduction

Click this link for full article:   Audax Roadster – Final

Audax is probably one of the more controversial low volume French sports cars, and for more than one reason… Firstly its design was claimed to be the result of a 1997 Franco Sbarro styling exercise, secondly some promo material claimed it to be more BMW than a BMW!  …it powered by an X5 BMW V8 engine, and thirdly it is a car that is claimed to have reached limited production and yet few if any people have seen one on the road. Its styling alone could be viewed as a little controversial too, but there is definitely a relationship to the Z3 Roadster, in general shape if not in detail.

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The car itself has a comprehensive large diameter spaceframe style chassis and a unique no-roll suspension. It is also claimed to weight only 950kg, and have a 285kph top speed. The Audax is an interesting and quite technical car that despite its different looks deserved to have done better. In fact, PGO, a successful small French manufacturer re-launched the car with different power units in 2000 and continued production, successfully it is said, for another three years …and yet where have they all gone?

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