Imperia GP roadster gets its guts tested

With the arrival of Spring in Belgium comes news from Liege of progress in the development of a "PowerHybrid" that's aiming to resurrect the Imperia brand. We haven't heard too much from the folks building the Imperia GP roadster since we first told you about them in February. Their inclusion in our Top 20 most exciting green cars we wish we could buy today post reminded us to check out their website again.
We were greeted there by this curious picture of the underside of a Ford Escort Mk1. This other piece of automotive history, which was sold in Europe from 1968 to 1975, has had its Kent Crossflow engine replaced with the roadster-destined mechanicals required to do some all-weather testing. According to the site, reliability, performance and range were the focus of the trials with the results to be released soon. We'll be paying closer attention to this project and keep you posted.

[Source: Imperia]

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