The Supercharged is an interpretation of the Lotus or Caterham Seven. A minimalist, lightweight, low-slung sports car powered by a powerful engine, for sensations unheard of in most modern cars, even the most prestigious. The concept of "Light is right" in all its splendor.

The Supercharged or putting the "Light is right" concept into practice (photo by Marc Baral Baron for UTBM/Espera)


Have the Espera students gone too far? 326 hp for 850 kg gives a power-to-weight ratio of 2.6 kg/horse, equivalent to that of a Ferrari 458 twice as powerful! Few people are capable of fully mastering such a machine. But you've got to admit it makes you want to sit in that green cockpit, even if there's no protection against rain, wind, sun, insects... Seeing the front wheels move and turn is a unique experience, one you should be able to live at least once in your life. And since we're not selfish, we'll even take a passenger, provided he (or she) has a strong heart!

The Supercharged at the 2011 Essen Motor Show. A small green plate has been placed on each rim.


Technically, the Supercharged is a classic design: Jaguar's compressor engine (hence the name Supercharged), centrally located at the front, four-speed automatic gearbox, rear-wheel drive... No particular innovation, but we don't expect it to be at the cutting edge of technology. It just has to be efficient. For the bodywork, as usual, Espera has used fiberglass to design an asymmetrical car with unprecedented styling, including a small vertical rear spoiler reminiscent of the Jaguar D-type.

In brief
1- Modern Lotus Seven
2- 326 hp Jaguar XJR6 engine
3- "Interesting" power-to-weight ratio