Irmscher, the Germany-based tuning firm has just unveiled their latest creation to fight the war against overweight ridiculously powered big budget supercars with their lightweight Irmscher 7 kit car that can be purchased for less than 20,000 Euros.

Following in the footsteps of Callin Chapman’s original Lotus 7 and the later Caterham iteration. The Irmscher 7 is set to compete head to head with other affordable sportscars like the Ariel Atom that are capable of supercar like performance.

You can have your 7 in four different flavors. The base model is powered by a 2.2 Liter naturally aspirated Opel power plant producing 150 HP. There is also a 2.0 Liter turbocharged model with 210 HP and the next up the line makes 265 HP. However the top of the line Irmscher 7 weighs only 725 kg and makes 280 HP giving it an excellent power to weight ratio which allows it perform like a vehicle 100 times more expensive.

The Irmscher 7 is a versatile machine; it comes complete with a fully adjustable suspension for the track and creature comforts like air-conditioning and a rag top for rainy days. So for those looking for speed on a budget or those just wanting to pretend to be Jim Clark, the Irmscher 7 is worth taking a look at.


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  (318) posted on 04.24.2009

FYI: Irmscher Automobilbau GmbH & Co. KG is a German automobile tuning and manufacturing company specializing in Opel (and Vauxhall, both belonging to General Motors) and recently Peugeot cars. It was founded in 1968 in a double garage in the Swabian town of Winnenden near Waiblingen ,Germany by Rally driver and mechanic Günther Irmscher, Sr.

  (421) posted on 04.24.2009

Other sites say it cost 54,900 Euros. Nonetheless this supercharged lightweight topless is still reasonable when it comes to pricing compared to its counterparts.

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