Irmscher

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Irmscher Automobilbau GmbH & Co KG
GmbH & Co KG
Industry Automotive
Founded Remshalden, Germany (1968 (1968))
Founder Günther Irmscher, Sr.
Headquarters Remshalden, Germany
Key people
Günther Irmscher, CEO
Products Cars
Number of employees
150
Website irmscher.com

Irmscher Automobilbau GmbH & Co. KG is a German car tuning and manufacturing[1][2] company, specialising in Opel, Peugeot and Kia vehicles as well as working for the complete automotive industry as an engineering service provider.

It was founded in 1968 in a double garage in the Swabian town of Winnenden (near Stuttgart) by rally driver and mechanic Günther Irmscher.

Irmscher has retained close links to the Opel company by operating the factory team in many European and German automobile competitions,[3][4] including the Ascona B i400 rally car, the Vectra touring car, the Astra DTM car and the Omega V8Star Series car.

This has led them to design and manufacture parts for Chevrolet,[5][6][7] the Cadillac CTS[8] and wheels for the GM based SAAB[9] models, although these are much rarer than the Opel parts. Their distinctive customised parts include alloy wheels, bodykits and exhausts as well as various interior fittings.

Vehicles[edit]

Irmscher Roadster (1993-2012)[edit]

Since 1993, Irmscher has been building their own replica of the Lotus Seven. Initially, the vehicle bore the model name Seventy Seven (1993-2004).[10] Towards its latter years it was known as the Irmscher 7 (2004-2012). Power comes from Opel-sourced four-cylinder units. Choices include: 115hp or 150hp (NA-spec); 240hp or 284hp (Turbo).

Irmscher 7 
Irmscher 7 Cockpit 

Other vehicles produced by Irmscher[edit]

  • In 1989, Irmscher introduced the Irmscher GT, equipped with a 3.6L I-6 engine and marketed it as a 2+2 seater sports coupe.[11][12]
  • In 2002, the company presented the Inspiro concept at the Geneva Motor Show.[13] The roadster was fitted with a fettled X30XE 3.0L V6 from the Opel Omega B.[14]
  • In 2008, commemorating Irmscher's 40th anniversary, the Opel GT/Saturn Sky based GT i40 was introduced with a 6.0L V8 engine.[2]
  • In 2011, a purely electrically operated variant of the Irmscher Roadster named Irmscher 7 Selectra was presented at the Geneva Motor Show.[15]

Gallery[edit]

Opel Manta A
(Irmscher tuned) 
Irmscher i240 Dakar
(Based on Opel Manta B
Opel Corsa A GSi
(Irmscher tuned) 
Isuzu Gemini Irmscher 
Isuzu Aska Irmscher Turbo 
Opel Astra G Cabrio Cockpit 
Irmscher Opel Astra G 
Irmscher Opel Astra H GTC 

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