Imperia GP Hybrid Captures Old School Looks, New Gen Green Tech

Classic car designs are just that, classic. Throw in some green tech under the hood though and you’ve got perhaps the perfect melding of old school look and feel alongside next generation carbon reduction and fuel savings engineering. One of the latest places this seems to be happening is in Belgium, where the company Green Propulsion has resurrected an old Belgian car brand and made it ready for a 21st century introduction.

The Imperia GP, according to CarScoop, heralds the return of a moniker that produced vehicles between 1904 and 1958. The car being made ready for production today, while retaining the old look and feel of a generation of Imperia vehicles, is more akin in technology to something you’d find under the hood of a Toyota Prius, albeit a lot faster and more expensive.

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Imperia GP (image via Green Propulsion)

PowerHybrid technology is what’s described as being at the heart of the new Imperia’s drivetrain. A 1.6 liter, 4-cylinder in-line turbo gas engine is mated with a permanent magnet, 110 kW electric motor and lithium polymer, 31 Ah capacity battery to provide this hybrid with a maximum range of 37 miles on battery power only as well as a top speed limited to 134 miles “to avoid complete battery depletion.” 0 to 60 time is said to be six seconds in electric mode, and four seconds in hybrid operation.

As part of the car’s function, the driver is said to be able to select between electric or hybrid operation, deciding “whether he/she intends to run the batteries down completely (in order to recharge them on the mains, having reached the destination), or wants to keep a reserve to be used when entering urban traffic.” A full charge of the battery can be obtained in under five hours.

Design wise, Green Propulsion considered three elements when putting together the Imperia GP, including environmental concerns, sports driving enjoyment and attention to classic looks. This plug-in hybrid seems to achieve this, all while keeping its C02 emissions, according to European standards, to below 50 g/km. Fuel consumption rates at 1.9 l/100km, or around 124 US MPG.

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Imperia GP interior (image via Green Propulsion)

The interior design, for the most part, is left austere for the purposes of capturing the old classic look. There are a variety of tech packs available though it looks like, including a screen likely hosting the infotainment and navigation systems. As for price and volume numbers, it is reported the Imperia GP, for those wanting one this year, will be needing to fork over north of $160,000. Initial production numbers call for between 50 and 100 vehicles to be built.

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      State of the Art – Novel InFlow Tech – Featured Project Development; 1-Gearturbine, 2-Imploturbocompressor

      1-GEARTURBINE PROJECT

      Rotary-Turbo-InFlow Tech

      Atypical InFlow Thermodynamic

      Technology Proposal Submission

      Novel Fueled Motor Engine Type

      *State of the art Innovative concept Top system Higher efficient percent.*Power by bar, for Air-Planes, Sea-Boats, Land-Transport & Dynamic Power-Plant Generation.

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      -This innovative concept consists of hull and core where are held all 8 Steps of the work-flow which make the concept functional. The core has several gears and turbines which are responsible for these 8 steps (5 of them are dedicated to the turbo stages). The first step is fuel compression, followed by 2 cold turbo levels. The fourth step is where the fuel starts burning – combustion stage, which creates thrust for the next, 5th step – thrust step, which provides power to the planetary gears and turbines and moves the system. This step is followed by two hot turbo steps and the circle is enclosed by the final 8th step – bigger turbine. All this motion in a retrodynamic circumstance effect, wich is plus higher RPM speed by self motion. The Reaction at front of the action.

      *8-X/Y Thermodynamic CYCLE – Way Steps:

      1)1-Compression / bigger

      2)2-Turbo 1 cold

      3)2-Turbo 2 cold

      4)2-Combustion – circular motion flames / opposites

      5)2-Thrust – single turbo & planetary gears / ying yang

      6)2-Turbo 2 hot

      7)2-Turbo 1 hot

      8)1-Turbine / bigger

      -With Retrodynamic Dextrogiro vs Levogiro Phenomenon Effect. / Rotor-RPM VS InFlow / front to front; “Collision-Interaction Type” – inflow vs blades-gear-move. Technical unique dynamic innovative motion mode. [Retrodynamic Reaction = When the inflow have more velocity the rotor have more RPM Acceleration, with high (XY Position) Momentum] Which the internal flow (and rotor) duplicate its speed, when activated being in a rotor (and inflow) with [inverse] opposite Turns. The Reaction at front of the action. A very strong Novel torque power concept.

      -Non waste parasitic looses for; friction, cooling, lubrication & combustion.

      -Shape-Mass + Rotary-Motion = Inertia-Dynamic / Form-Function Wide [Flat] Cylindrical shape + positive dynamic rotary mass = continue Inertia positive tendency motion. Kinetic Rotating Mass. Tendency of matter to continue to move. Like a Free-Wheel.

      -Combustion 2Two continue circular [Rockets] flames. [ying yang] opposite one to the other. – With 2TWO very long distance INFLOW [inside propulsion] CONDUITS. -4 TURBOS Rotary Total Thrust-Power Regeneration Power System. -Mechanical direct 2two [Small] Planetary Gears at polar position. -Like the Ying Yang Symbol/Concept.

      -The Mechanical Gear Power Thrust Point Wide out the Rotor circumference were have much more lever [HIGH Torque] POWER THRUST. -No blade erosion by sand & very low heat target signature profile. -3 points of power thrust; 1-flow way, 2-gear, 3-turbine. *Patent; Dic. 1991 IMPI Mexico #197187 All Rights Reserved. Carlos Barrera.

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      ·2-IMPLOTURBOCOMPRESSOR; One Moving Part System Excellence Design – The InFlow Interaction comes from Macro-Flow and goes to Micro-Flow by Implossion – Only One Compression Step; Inflow, Compression and outflow at one simple circular dynamic motion Concept.

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      To see a Imploturbocompressor animation, is posible on a simple way, just to check the Hurricane Satellite view, and is the same implo inflow way nature.

      And when the flow that is received and that is intended to be used at best, must no necessarily by a exhausting or rejection gas, but must be a dynamic passing gas or liquid flow with the only intention to count it or to measure it. This could be possible at the passing and interacting period when it passes inside its simple mechanism. This can be in any point of the work flow trajectory.

      In case the flow that is received is a water falling by gravity, and a dynamo is placed on the rotary bar, the Imploturbocompressor can profit an be obtained by generating? electricity such as obtained by the pelton well, like I say before. The “Imploturbocompressor”, is a good option to pump water, or a gas flow, and all kinds of pipes lines dynamic moves.

      Or only receive the air-liquid flow, in order to measure its passage with a counter placed on the bar, because when this flow passes through the simple mechanism of a rotating wing made of only one piece it interacts within the implocavities system. And this flow can be air wind, with the difference of can have an horizontal work position, and that particle technical circumstances make an easy way for urban building work new use application, and have wind flow from all the sides 180 grades view. The aforementioned information about this invention refers to technical applications, such as a dynamic flow receiver. (whether being gas or liquid).

      With the appropriate power plant and the appropriate dimensioning and number of RPM this invention is also feasible to generate an atmospheric air propulsion and the auto-propulsion of an aircraft. Being an effective and very simple system that implodes and compresses the atmospheric air permits the creation of a new concept of propulsion for aircrafts, due to its simple mechanism and innovative nature. At the place of the aircraft were the system appears and the manner how the propulsion direction can be oriented with a vectorial flow (no lobster tail) with I call “yo-yo system” (middle cut (at the shell) to move, one side loose), guided and balanced is feasible to create a new concept of TOVL-vertical take-off landing, Because the exhaust propulsion can going out radial in all the 360 vectorial positions, going out direct all the time in all the vectors direction. With his rotor cover for an better furtive fly, like going down of a bridge for example.

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