Independent Belgian car maker, Imperia Automobiles has managed to come back from the dead, by introducing the 2011 Imperia GP at the Belgian Auto Show last month.
Even though the 2011 Imperia GP features an eye-catching classic design, the propulsion system from under its metal sheets comprises of modern hybrid technology which combines a 1.6-litre turbo plant with an electric motor.
The petrol burning unit produces 210 HP and 250 Nm of torque (184 lb-ft) while the electric motor provides an additional 136 HP and 250 Nm of torque. This means a total output of 346 horses, which are able to accelerate the 2011 Imperia GP from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 Km/h)  in 4.0 seconds flat. When the car runs of electrical power alone, the 0 to 62 mph acceleration time increases to 6.0-seconds, which is still pretty quick.
The good news don’t stop here, as the 2011 Imperia GP continues to impress in the efficiency department. Average fuel consumption figures indicate the 2011 Imperia GP requires just 1.9-litres per 100 Km (123 mpg) while CO2 emissions are below 50 grams per Km.
The 2011 Imperia GP enables 70 Km of pure electric driving, and when it will first hit the market the car will cost 120,360 Euro.