When people drive fast vehicles at high speeds, accidents are bound to happen. When these people happen to be professional Formula One race car drivers, the numbers of accidents decrease, but still exist. Just ask German F1 driver, Adrian Sutil, who had a little trouble keeping the Gumpert Apollo steady during some testing at the Nurburgring.

Apparently, Sutil was in the middle of testing when he lost control and crashed the Apollo. The Apollo escaped with just a few repairs, but apparently Sutil suffered a few broken teeth. No other injuries were reported.

As a reminder, the Gumpert Apollo is powered by a 4.2-liter bi-turbo 8-cylinder engine and weighs in at around 2400 lbs. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and can hit a top speed of 225 mph. Apparently, it’s a little more difficult to keep a 700 HP supercar at bay than it is a Formula One car. Okay, not even we believe that, but we’re sure the F1 cars have more safety devices in place just in case an accident does occur.


Source: Autoblog.nl

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  (647) posted on 07.25.2011

A Gumpert Apollo, for we all know, it is a super car, so I think, the driver crashed because of the speed of the car. Maybe Adrian unable to control the car. Every little mistake can cause an accident.

  (600) posted on 07.21.2011

It’s great thing that he didn’t get any other injury aside from his broken teeth. Well, the car is impressive so maybe Adrian Sutil loses his concentration that is why an accident occurred.

  (553) posted on 07.21.2011

How sad it was...crashing a super car that cost a huge amount of dollars? I bet its just frustrating for everybody.

  (473) posted on 07.21.2011

Admittedly, the engine performance of the Apollo is extremely high. And compared with this car to Aventador I would say that the Apollo is much better. I’m not saying that Lamborghini is not a good sporstcar but when it comes to speed, Gumpert makes a high performing vehicle.

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