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2012 Imperia GP

2012 Imperia GP

No, this isn’t one of those articles that highlights the great and not-so-great features of a really old model. The picture you see before you is actually a brand-spanking new vehicle, and the first model to leave the Liege workshops for more than 50 years. This is the Imperia GP which illustrates what one can do if they pick the right retro style and give it a modern twist, kind of like the Morgan Aero SuperSport, but hybrid and slower.

Imperia Automobiles set out to revive their Belgian brand with a new sports car created with PowerHybrid motorization technology developed by Green Propulsion. This lead them to a 1.6 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine with an output of 210 hp and 250 Nm of torque, plus a 136 hp electric motor. The GP can go up to 70 kilometers on pure electric mode, while taking five hours to fully charge the batteries.

The Imperia GP will go on sale sometime this year with a starting price of 89,950 euros (or $122,934 at the current rates). Imperia Auto will also offer a GP "First Edition" model that will go on sale with a price tag of 120,360 euro (or $164,496 at the current rates).

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