This is my EOTY Gift for the people, to celebrate the Monolith M-X winning the coveted (and lightly competitive) Automation SUV of the Year 2016 award. Once again I'd like to than @Sillyworld and Popular Magazine for playing a huge role in this feat. Let me give everyone some thing they like, a compact and affordable (by IMP standards) RWD Coupe. Two of them. These are the 2003 IMP Clubsport GT and the 2006 Clubsport GS.
The Clubsport was launched in 2003 as the direct successor to the popular, if rare 1971-1982 IMP Club Coupe. This second generation was very similar in execution, even though it was actually smaller it was still a 2+2 seater with similar interior dimensions to its forebearer. It was built around an Aluminium chassis with Aluminium double wishbone suspension on all four wheels. Only one engine was available, an improved version of the 2.5L Inline four IMP FB-25 engine with 215hp and 252Nm of torque. Power is delivered to the wheels via a close ratio 6-Speed Manual Transmission and a mechanical Drexler LSD.
A Turbocharged Version quickly followed with 310hp and 355Nm of torque and longer final drive ratio for a higher too speed. Both the naturally aspirated GT250 and the GT Turbo were updated to the direct injection, 20 Valve FB-225 engine in 2006. Power on the NA rose to 230/272, whereas the Turbo could now impress with 350hp and 410Nm.
2006 was also the Year in which a smaller lighter, more aggressive little brother of the Clubsport GT was added. The Clubsport GS was 2-seat and NA only, but nearly 100 kg lighter than the GT with suitably better performance.
The GS could also bei orderded with the "R Package" which was particularly barebones with minimal creature comforts, specially developed Michelin performance tyres and a kerb weight of just 1080kg. A different intake plenum increased the power Output by 10hp.
The Clubsport GT was discontinued in 2012 while the GS remains in production with slightly altered LED headlights.