Sitting alongside of the GUMPERT apollo enraged was its alter ego, the GUMPERT apollo r. This time the team took the same 4.2 liter V8 added a higher supercharging pressure, timing adjustments and other mods. This plus optimizing the exterior body for stronger airflow and air-intake allowed the apollo r to achieve 860hp. A higher flowing race exhaust carries the fumes outback and to your competition. Continue reading ‘The “Alter-Ego” 860hp GUMPERT apollo r’
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It has been a while since we’ve heard from GUMPERT… well wait no more! Roland Gumpert and team unveiled two beautiful beast at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. On one hand, the 780hp apollo enraged for the daily driver or the 860hp apollo r for those who need a weekend racer. Continue reading ’780hp GUMPERT apollo enraged special edition’
TOURING SUPERLEGGERA was commissioned by GUMPERT to design their upcoming new model, a 2-seater Fast Tourer based on a new central engine chassis and V8-powered driveline. After setting new benchmarks for driving dynamics of street legal cars with the apollo, GUMPERT requested the Milanese designer to add space, elegance and comfort to their typical sheer performance attitude. The result is a blend of very Italian sporty elegance and German high-end engineering. Continue reading ‘World premiere of the GUMPERT TORNANTE by TOURING in Geneva’
It is August, 13th. The air has a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius and the sky is clouded. At 12:55 p.m. professional race driver Florian Gruber (age 26) crosses the line of the Nurburgring Nordschleife and unleashes the 700hp of his GUMPERT apollo sport. He has set off into a race against the clock. His only objective: To break the record for road legal cars on the legendary 13 mile racetrack, once felicitously entitled “the green hell” by racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart. And to beat the existing official record of the Donkervoort D8 RS06 set almost 4 years ago.
The racer – made in Germany – has earned his name, and rightly so. For any speed limit is pointless!
Whereas optimum performance for racetracks, lateral acceleration and grip in all situations are the focus of apollo, apollo sport and apollo race, the apollo speed is aimed at an exclusive high speed clientel. Its domain is the mastery of highest speeds. Thanks to polished aerodynamics the drive side values of the speed are far above those of the competition.