Irmscher launches new Turbo 7 track day weapon

Irmscher launches new Turbo 7 track day weapon

Irmscher 7 turbo

German carmaker Irmscher has just unveiled its latest rival to the Caterham and Ariel Atom – the new 7 Turbo. The roadster looks very similar to the Lotus Super Seven, and it shares the Lotus’ focus on lightweight performance meaning it should be a formidable track machine, especially in its most potent variant.

The 7 Turbo comes in four different trim levels, the most powerful being the 7 Turbo Sport. Weighing in at a whippet 725kg, in Turbo Sport guise the vehicle comes packing a 280hp (209kW) wallop, giving it a very impressive power-to-weight ratio of around 390hp per ton higher than most high performance cars can manage.

The 7 Turbo also comes in trim levels without as much power as the Turbo Sport model, including a turbo model with around 210hp (157kW) and a naturally-aspirated model with close to 150hp (112kW). All models come standard with sports tyres and a custom suspension, and surprisingly the car comes with an air-conditioning system and a waterproof soft-top roof. The interior offers specially designed clocks and a push-start button for the engine.

To keep all the power concentrated on the road, independent front and rear differentials ensure that the car gets as much grip as possible, even in wet conditions. For the mid-range 210hp (156kW) model, customers will be looking at a bill of around €55,000, making this is no cheap proposition for gentleman racers.

Irmscher 7 turbo

German carmaker Irmscher has just unveiled its latest rival to the Caterham and Ariel Atom – the new 7 Turbo. The roadster looks very similar to the Lotus Super Seven, and it shares the Lotus’ focus on lightweight performance meaning it should be a formidable track machine, especially in its most potent variant.

The 7 Turbo comes in four different trim levels, the most powerful being the 7 Turbo Sport. Weighing in at a whippet 725kg, in Turbo Sport guise the vehicle comes packing a 280hp (209kW) wallop, giving it a very impressive power-to-weight ratio of around 390hp per ton higher than most high performance cars can manage.

The 7 Turbo also comes in trim levels without as much power as the Turbo Sport model, including a turbo model with around 210hp (157kW) and a naturally-aspirated model with close to 150hp (112kW). All models come standard with sports tyres and a custom suspension, and surprisingly the car comes with an air-conditioning system and a waterproof soft-top roof. The interior offers specially designed clocks and a push-start button for the engine.

To keep all the power concentrated on the road, independent front and rear differentials ensure that the car gets as much grip as possible, even in wet conditions. For the mid-range 210hp (156kW) model, customers will be looking at a bill of around €55,000, making this is no cheap proposition for gentleman racers.

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