Second prototype from Espera students in Montbéliard, France, after the ESP9 from which the Genesis is derived. This sports car was designed and built in just four months, in parallel with the Nemesis
This is a two-seater roadster. No roof, no windscreen, no headlights or lights (the car is not homologated), and a dashboard with a speedometer block in front of the passenger. The seats are molded directly into the body, with just a few foams to give a semblance of comfort. The chassis is a dual-frame design. I don't know the weight of the car, but it must be light.
V6 PRVAs on the ESP9, the engine is a V6 PRV from a Peugeot 406 coupé. It develops 190 hp and is positioned transversely across the rear center.
The Genesis was sold for €20700 on January 23, 2010 by Bonhams at Rétromobile, then by RM Sothebys in London on September 5, 2018 for £8050.
Extract from the R.M.Sothebys catalog, September 5, 2018
"Conçue pour le Salon de l'automobile de Genève 2008, la Genesis est une étude de design radicale et unique créée par la classe Espera Sbarro de 2007-2008. Clairement un amalgame du design des hot rod des années 1930 et des voitures de course européennes classiques, la Genesis est un roadster à deux places sans capote. La carrosserie, aux lignes très nettes et anguleuses, est construite en matériaux synthétiques de haute technologie sur un châssis en tubes d'acier soudés. Elle est propulsée par un moteur PSA V-6, que l'on trouve couramment dans les voitures de luxe de Peugeot, Citroën et Renault"
"Designed for the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, the Genesis is a radical and unique design study created by the class of 2007-2008 Espera Sbarro. Clearly an amalgam of 1930s hot rod design and classic European racing cars, the Genesis is a two-seater roadster without a soft top. The body, with its sharp, angular lines, is built from high-tech synthetic materials on a welded tubular steel chassis. It is powered by a PSA V6 engine, commonly found in luxury touring cars from Peugeot, Citroën and Renault"