From 2005 to 2013, the sports car smithy Gumpert with pretty radical Apollo by itself made talk. In the summer of 2013, the Thuringian companies went into bankruptcy then. Now, almost three years after that, a Chinese Consortium wants to revive the brand under the name Apollo Automotive GmbH. To ensure the rebirth, it remains but a new model must be not only with a new name. And because the far East investors nor Gumpert would bake once small buns, a 1,000 HP is arrow at the Geneva Auto Show in 2016 (March 3 to 13) strong Hypercar called Apollo.
Restrained design is this vehicle a foreign Word: the arrow nearly five meters long, about two meters wide and only good 1.20 meters high adorn doors, 20 (front) or 21-incher (rear) and lots of add-on parts which should direct the air as optimally as possible to the ALU-carbon body. With a dry weight of less than 1,300 kilograms, the 4.0 liter TwinTurbo V8 should have no problems. The aggregate which has been placed behind the two-seat passenger compartment, makes 1,000 HP and 1,000 Newton meter torque, aimed at accelerating the racing arrow in 2.9 seconds to 100 and in 8.8 seconds to 200 cases. Deadline is according to the manufacturer only at 360 km/h.
Switching is via a seven-speed sequential gearbox. In addition, there is a switchable traction control, a Launchcontrol, as well as an adjustable pushrod design. The hypercar stealth bomber look with a braking system is delayed by AP racing, which is equipped with six-piston calipers and 378 mm discs.
But not enough, because even he already declared death Gumpert Apollo may enjoy an update and take place in Geneva next to the arrow on the stand. The car ongoing henceforth under the name Apollo N has a 4.2 litre V8 Audi on board in addition to a fixed rear spoiler. The unit for around 800 HP shall be responsible for the revision by the sports car smithy.
If and when the arrow and the Apollo N on the market, is not yet known. And also to possible prices of the manufacturers did not comment yet. Insider but assume that it could be the starting price of the arrow below the one million-euro mark. That's still a lot of money, but compared with the hypercar competition (a LaFerrari, a Pagani Huayra or a McLaren P1 are located above this mark) the arrow would be a real bargain. (ml)