The Roadster is launched at the British Motor Show as a replacement for the Plus 8. Powered by Ford's 3.0 litre V6 engine, as used in the Mondeo ST220, it produces 225 bhp with a claimed 0 to 60 mph figure of 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 134 mph. Price (basic) including VAT was £34991.50 as at November 2004. A 'lightweight' version of the Roadster is also launched ready for immediate action on the track. Weighing in at approximately 850 Kg and with an engine output rated at around 248 bhp and 300 Nm (221lbs ft) torque it promised a hot performance. Price was £29,373.83 as at November 2004..