It may not look futuristic, but the Imperia GP definitely deserves another glance. Powered by a 2.0L V4 that generates 176hp, it goes from 0-60mph in just 4.8-seconds (hybrid mode). Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Recharge time is quoted as four hours on 220V mains, but the petrol engine can also recharge the batteries while in hybrid mode. It seems this concept is a bit further along than most CGI-rendered design specials, since it�s based on a tubular chassis that has already passed crash testing

[via MotorAuthority]