The Impact, whose development follows in the footsteps of the ESP9 and its derivatives, is a vehicle resolutely geared towards track use.
The Impact is a two-seater barquette combining lightness (weighing just 590 kg) and sportiness. The engine, from PSA, is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder developing 150 horsepower. The chassis is of course dual-frame, and the bodywork is made of fiberglass, Franco Sbarro's preferred material.
And today?But the Impact goes further than previous concepts derived from the ESP9. The Dijon-Prenois circuit is associated with its construction, and the Impact has evolved regularly on this circuit.
In the summer of 2011, the prototype was purchased by Francis Bouillet, a former student of the school who worked on the Impact and founder of the Kustom & Racer Design workshop. He then sold it to another student from the 2008-2009 graduating class. The Impact was supposed to continue rolling in Dijon, but I don't know what's happening with it today. It would be a shame for it to end up in a museum: that's not what it was designed for.