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2016 Apollo Arrow

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  • Apollo Arrow
  • Year:
    2016
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  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    Fully synchronised sequential 7-gear
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    989
  • Torque @ RPM:
    737
  • Displacement:
    4.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    2.9 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    223 mph
  • Price:
    1100000 (Est.)
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Gumpert is back & better than before

The automaker once known as Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH has received a new lease on life thanks to wealthy investors at a holding company named Ideal Team Ventures Limited. What’s that matter? Well, Ideal Team has poured resources into the automaker, effectively allowing it to rebirth itself with a new product. That product debuted at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show as the Apollo Arrow – a 1,000-horsepower hypercar ready to compete in the exclusive league of built-to-order collectibles.

The automaker, now called Apollo Automobil GmbH, appears ready to redefine itself as a legitimate threat to other hypercar builders. "I have always been a big fan of the Gumpert Apollo. It was, in my opinion, a thoroughbred hypercar that stood out among its competitors," said Norman Choi, owner of Ideal Team Ventures Limited. "I’m excited to have the opportunity to revive, reinvent and rebuild this legendary, record-breaking vehicle.”

Though the company went through a restructuring, Roland Gumpert continues to act as Apollo’s CEO and chief engineer. "The Arrow is truly magnificent – it is the perfect combination of German engineering and automotive art," Gumpert says about the car. "Although it’s still a prototype, we are confident that the Arrow will achieve the unimaginable."

This marks a new chapter for Apollo, thanks to its new investor, fresh engineering practices, and as we’ll see with the Arrow, a new design style that mimics the natural world.

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2016 Apollo Arrow

2016 Apollo Arrow

Gumpert is back & better than before

The automaker once known as Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH has received a new lease on life thanks to wealthy investors at a holding company named Ideal Team Ventures Limited. What’s that matter? Well, Ideal Team has poured resources into the automaker, effectively allowing it to rebirth itself with a new product. That product debuted at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show as the Apollo Arrow – a 1,000-horsepower hypercar ready to compete in the exclusive league of built-to-order collectibles.

The automaker, now called Apollo Automobil GmbH, appears ready to redefine itself as a legitimate threat to other hypercar builders. "I have always been a big fan of the Gumpert Apollo. It was, in my opinion, a thoroughbred hypercar that stood out among its competitors," said Norman Choi, owner of Ideal Team Ventures Limited. "I’m excited to have the opportunity to revive, reinvent and rebuild this legendary, record-breaking vehicle.”

Though the company went through a restructuring, Roland Gumpert continues to act as Apollo’s CEO and chief engineer. "The Arrow is truly magnificent – it is the perfect combination of German engineering and automotive art," Gumpert says about the car. "Although it’s still a prototype, we are confident that the Arrow will achieve the unimaginable."

This marks a new chapter for Apollo, thanks to its new investor, fresh engineering practices, and as we’ll see with the Arrow, a new design style that mimics the natural world.

Continue reading to learn more about the Apollo Arrow.

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2017 Apollo N

2017 Apollo N

Speed and performance at all costs

German performance-vehicle manufacturer Gumpert underwent a corporate restructure in 2015, recently remerging as Apollo Automobil GmbH, a name pulled from Gumpert’s previous line of exotics. Coinciding with the rebranding is the release of two new models, both of which dropped cover at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. One is called the Arrow, while the other, shown here, is the N. Anyone familiar with Gumpert should instantly recognize the N’s… purposeful lines, which evolved from the Apollo S and Apollo Enraged that preceded it. Underneath, you’ll find the same race-ready go-fast bits as its forerunners, including a twin-turbo V-8, competition-spec suspension, and lightweight chassis.

Of course, you don’t wanna stray too far from the formula when making a follow-up to a record-setter. You see, back in 2009, the Apollo S went around the Nurburgring in 7 minutes, 11.57 seconds, earning the title of fastest street-legal production car from the German magazine Sport Auto.

Which brings us to the N. The singular letter is a reference to the notorious German track that is the vehicle’s genesis, which also happens to be the place where the rest of Apollo’s no-nonsense portfolio will be tested and developed.

Break it down, and this thing is basically a race car for the road with every intention of conquering the laws of physics with extreme prejudice. But in a world filled to the brim with insane hypercar competition, does the Apollo N have what it takes to flourish?

Continue reading to learn more about the Apollo N.

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Gumpert Saved By Hong Kong Company; New Model Coming In 7 Days

Gumpert Saved By Hong Kong Company; New Model Coming In 7 Days

Once a company that produced one of the fastest supercars in the world, Gumpert ceased to exist in 2013, when it filed for bankruptcy and went into liquidation. More than two years have passed since then, and it seems that the German brand will make a comeback under new ownership. Specifically, Gumpert was purchased by Hong Kong-based investment group Consolidated Ideal TeamVenture in December, and a new model will be revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.

According to World Car Fans, quoting an e-mail it received from the company’s new owners, the automaker has been renamed Apollo Automobil GmbH, and its first new vehicle is codenamed Arrow. Whether the new supercar is brand-new or based on the original Gumpert Apollo is still a mystery, but the firm promises to unveil more details on January 11. Also, the relaunched brand is likely to continue without Gumpert founder Roland Gumpert, who is reportedly working on a race-spec hypercar with Reiter Engineering and JAS Motorsport.

As for the company that saved the German brand, Ideal TeamVenture is the same investor group that bought De Tomaso for €1 million (about $1.09 million) in 2015. The consortium, which is based in Hong Kong but has legal status in the Virgin Islands, has yet to unveil its plans for Gumpert, but the new supercar is likely to be built in China, where future De Tomaso vehicles will also be produced.

Stay tuned for more info as the story develops.

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2013 Gumpert Apollo S Ironcar By 2M Designs

2013 Gumpert Apollo S Ironcar By 2M Designs

Germans always stay a decade ahead when it comes it automotive technology and innovations, but one brand from the same country — Gumpert — is acting tortoise in the automotive race. The company’s Apollo recently spent a whole lot of time under the careful knife of the German company 2M-Designs. The Apollo is perhaps the only Gumpert vehicle to create waves, and it introduced the brand to the world.

Though the Apollo underwent a lot of modifications here, don’t start thinking it is a slouch. In fact, The Gumpert Apollo Sport was once featured on Top Gear UK, where it completed a lap on the show’s famed track in just 1.17.1 .This time trumped the industry’s top models, including the Bugatti Veyron and Pagani Zonda. This result helped the model catch the eyes of those who were still unaware of the German brand.

So, what could have 2M done to make this supercar even better?

Click past the jump to read more about the Gumpert Apollo S Ironcar by 2M Designs.

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Video: National Geographic Takes a Trip to Gumpert's Headquarters

Video: National Geographic Takes a Trip to Gumpert’s Headquarters

The world is replete with supercar manufacturers that are determined to stamp their presence in the industry. But only a few can lay claim to having had the same success as German supercar manufacturer Gumpert.

As the folks behind the Apollo supercar — once considered as the fastest car in the world — Gumpert has become an industry legend, so much so that National Geographic has even taken notice.

In the latest episode of their Megafactories series, the fine folks from Nat Geo take us on a chronological journey through the creation of one of Gumpert’s ultimate beasts, the Apollo Enraged, and the time frame it took for it to make its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

In addition, National Geographic also caught up with Roland Gumpert, the father of the brand, where he disclosed his plans for Gumpert to eventually hit mainstream. We’re not sure how that’s going to work, but if there’s one niche supercar brand that can pull it off, we won’t be surprised if it’s Gumpert.

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Gumpert Getting Back On its Feet, as Apollo Orders Trickle in

Looks like Gumpert will live to see another day. Or multiple days, if the recent resurgence in sales keep up.

After a recent filing for insolvency, the German supercar maker was able to restart production, allowing it to slowly yet steadily build on its order list to help the company not only survive but also "continue permanently and sustainably."

Insolvency administrator Görge Scheid expressed enough confidence to say in a press release that the company is looking at far more stable days in the future. “We strongly assume that we will find an investor and save all 25 jobs in Altenburg”, he said.

Before that, Gumpert must sustain production of the Apollo supercar and all of its variants. That certainly is possible, given there is strong demand for the supercar.

Managing director, Roland Gumpert, is certainly looking at brighter days ahead, saying that the company is already expecting to sell four or five cars in the “next quarter".

If Gumpert can ride on that momentum, then it’s brush with insolvency could end up becoming just a minor blip in company history.

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Gumpert’s Future is Safe

The maker of the Bugatti-killer is finally safe and secure, for now. This comes as good news for Gumpert fans who have been worried since August 2012 when the brand filed for insolvency. Over the past few weeks, several investors have been engaging in talks with the brand’s curator. The curator had many discussions with these parties offering a solution to the financial problems. They announced today that the outcome of the held discussions was to continue investing in the struggling sports car manufacturer, therefore keeping it’s future secured.

The final decision on the future ownership of the manufacturer will be made this week. This particular investor will decide its future, which will affect the brand Gumpert and the continuation of its Apollo model line up.

Though sources report that Gumpert has chosen the new, mysterious investor, they haven’t released any official statement about it yet. This suggests that Gumpert has only met with the investor, but has yet to sign any official documents.

We will keep a close eye on this deal in the meanwhile. Updates shall be posted once the official statement is made.

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Gumpert files for insolvency amidst supply-demand issues

The phrase ’filing for insolvency’ has been been thrown around a lot in the past couple of weeks. It wasn’t long ago that Melkus filed for insolvency amidst lagging sales that have effectively torpedoed their standing in the industry. It certainly didn’t help that they overpriced themselves out of the market, but that’s a story for another time.

What is the story, at least the latest one involving insolvency proceedings, is Gumpert’s decision to follow in the footsteps of Melkus in its home country, citing - you guessed it - the company’s failure to balance the supply of their cars with the demands of it, particularly in the Chinese market.

Now before you start crying for Gumpert’s demise, their move to apply for insolvency isn’t considered a death knell for the company. Rather, it gives them an opportunity to restructure their business in order for them to be able to cope with the demands of the market.

There’s still a chance that Gumpert can get back on its feet, something Görge Scheid, the attorney tapped to handle the company’s insolvency case, alluded to in a statement to the media. Not much was divulged by the official announcement, but the company did acknowledge that they’ve been aggressive in looking for potential new investors for the company. It’s a move that could potential infuse some new life to Gumpert and restore its place in the business as one of the most popular niche supercar makers in the world.

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Video: Rare Gumpert Apollo crashes at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Video: Rare Gumpert Apollo crashes at Goodwood Festival of Speed

With the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed well under way and the fact that million dollar supercars race up the short hillclimb seemingly continually throughout each and every day of the event, it was only a matter of time before Goodwood’s first 2012 crash occurred.

Rather than it being a cheap-to-repair hot hatch, the car involved in this serious incident was none other than an ultra-rare Gumpert Apollo in the closing meters of the hillclimb. The crash was captured on film, and the above video displays the true severity of the crash in which both the driver and passenger suffered minor injuries.

No official cause for the crash has been identified thus far, but it seems pretty obvious to us that the driver went into the left-handed bend with a little too much speed which prompted the rear-end to step out, resulting in the car sliding uncontrollably into the hay barrier.

Fortunately, this relatively soft crash barrier would have helped reduce the impact of the crash, while the Apollo’s carbon fiber monocoque undoubtedly played a role in protecting both occupants.

A commenter on Shmee150’s blog has claimed that the female passenger was stuck in the car for upwards of an hour before being admitted to hospital for no less than 5 hours with bruises.

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2012 Geneva Motor Show: The Sports Cars and Supercars

2012 Geneva Motor Show: The Sports Cars and Supercars

The Geneva Motor Show never disappoints. Every year, we bear witness to some of the most amazing auto debuts on this event, and this year, it’s no different.

As far as sports cars and super cars are concerned, there were so many eye-popping debuts that literally made our heads spin. German sports cars, Italian super cars, special edition British super cars, and yes, there was even one exotic from Sweden that received an upgrade.

In this section, we’re going to dive into the sports cars and super cars that made their debuts at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The list runs pretty long so we suggest that you start heading over after the jump to check out which of these established brands made quite an impression on us at Geneva.

Find out more about the run-down of sports cars and super cars that made their debuts at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show after the jump.

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2012 Gumpert Apollo Enraged

2012 Gumpert Apollo Enraged

A super secretive Gumpert model was headed to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and when the wraps came off, onlookers were made privy to the luscious, new Apollo R and a scintillating special edition, the Apollo Enraged. The Apollo Enraged not only succeeded in being kept a secret until only a day before Geneva, but it will also succeed at being one of the most exclusive (the sole Aventador J takes the cake on exclusivity) with only three units being produced of the super car.

The new Apollo Enraged is powered by a 4.2 liter V8 twin-turbo engine that delivers a total of 780 HP and a peak torque of 678 lb-ft. It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and to 124 mph in just 8.7 seconds. Take that, Mr. Exclusive Aventador J!

The car is a mixture of aluminum and carbon fiber with Vortex generators, a carbon rear wing, and carbon louvers for wheel ventilation. It also features an F1-style airbox, an air lift system, LED daytime running lights, and a new set of aluminum alloy wheels with center locking and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. The interior receives a flag design embroidery on the seats and headrests, and a digital LCD instrument panel.

"Even though the Apollo Enraged is street legal, it nevertheless carries the racing sports genes of the Apollo R," is how Roland Gumpert describes the limited special edition. "Ok, so perhaps it is a bit crazy to take the most extreme, barely still street legal vehicle and make it even more extreme. But the idea behind the Enraged, just like the Apollo R itself, embodies our philosophy and our understanding of pure German speed with absolute consistency."

UPDATE 03/08/2012: Check out the new set of live images from the car’s official debut in Geneva!

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2012 Gumpert Apollo R

2012 Gumpert Apollo R

When that letter "R" is attached to a car, you know that the company behind it has something juicy up their sleeves. We’ve seen it with the Koenigsegg Agera R, the Pagani Zonda R, and even the Porsche 911 GT3 R.

For their part, the folks over at Gumpert have always taken pride in their Apollo supercar, so much so that at one point, it held the title of fastest supercar in the world.

So how do you top what was once a record-setting a machine? You up the ante and introduce the Gumpert Apollo R.

As the latest in a long line of special model Gumpert Apollos, the Apollo R follows in the footsteps of its predecessors by being, in every sense of the phrase, an insanely ridiculous machine on four wheels.

We know what the Apollo is capable of so it’s really interesting how Gumpert worked on improving the capabilities of the Apollo R. After all, they wouldn’t have put that "R" in its name without any reason.

Find out more about the Gumpert Apollo R after the jump.

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Gumpert unveils new teaser image for their Geneva-bound supercar

Gumpert unveils new teaser image for their Geneva-bound supercar

Gumpert announced their intended presence at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show at the beginning of this year and followed that up with two teaser images of their mysterious future super car. Now it’s time to see a third teaser one.

Take a look at the third teaser image and you’ll see that Gumpert will actually be bringing two exclusive debuts to Geneva next week. Gumpert is describing these vehicles as "Pure German Speed!" The "R" in "Discover" is noteworthy; maybe the new supercar will be the Apollo R?

Whatever it turns out to be, Gumpert has said that the new vehicle will be a successor for the company’s famous Apollo and will be more powerful and faster. We may be needing to revise our list of Fastest Cars sooner than we had anticipated.

More details about Gumpert’s new supercar will be unveiled on March 6th when it’s unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned!

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TopSpeed’s Fastest Cars of 2011

We’re rounding off our Best of 2011 lists with one that is near and dear to our hearts. This list is all about top speed and top speed only, those who have it and one who hopes to achieve it.

Of course, speed hopes are nothing new. The battle for the fastest car in the world has been ongoing since the sports and super cars first made their appearance and more than likely, it will never end. These past couple years have been a game of one-upmanship between SSC and Bugatti with both succeeding in one way or another. But who tops the list for 2011?

Before getting into that, we think it is important to note that we only incorporated vehicles that were sold in 2011. For example, the Koenigsegg CCX may have a top speed of 240 mph, but that production ended in 2010, which takes the supercar out of the running for this list in particular. Don’t worry, though, Koenigsegg is still well-represented.

Hit the jump to see the top ten list of the fastest cars of 2011.

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Adrian Sutil Crashes a Gumpert Apollo at Nurburgring

Adrian Sutil Crashes a Gumpert Apollo at Nurburgring

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.

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2006 - 2012 Gumpert Apollo

2006 - 2012 Gumpert Apollo

“It has always been a dream of mine to have a car that has so much downforce, such aerodynamic efficiency that you could drive on the roof of a tunnel at high speed - and this car can.”

These were the words of Roland Gumpert a little over a decade ago when he was fresh of leaving his job as the director of Audi Sport. During his tenure with the Ingolstadt-based automaker, he oversaw a team that won a total of 25 World Rally Championship races and four World Rally Championship titles.

In 2004, Gumpert officially founded GMG Sportwagenmanufaktur Altenburg GmbH in Altenburg, Germany, thus paving the way for the birth of one of the most exotic niche German supercars of the past decade: the Gumpert Apollo. Since it’s debut in 2006, Gumpert has developed four different versions of the Apollo, including the recently debuted 2010 Apollo Sport that made its first appearance at last year’s Geneva Auto Show.

In the six years since its debut, Gumpert has gone from the Apollo to the 2010 Apollo Sport, an impressive run of supercars that has become a fashionable name in the industry, giving Gumpert all the validation he needed when he said that he wanted to build his own supercar on his own terms.

Details on the Gumpert Apollo after the jump.

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Video: Gumpert Apollo burns up the Monza circuit in Italy

Video: Gumpert Apollo burns up the Monza circuit in Italy

Just in case you’ve forgotten about this 800-horsepower blue devil, You Tube’s Marchettino has gone ahead and released a video of the incomparable Gumpert Apollo doing what it does best in its natural habitat: hitting up the Monza circuit in Italy for a couple of flying laps.

According to Marchettino, this particular Apollo is the only one of its kind in Italy, a bit surprising considering that the country is well known for having some of the fastest and most powerful machines on the planet. Be that as it may, watching the Apollo run roughshod over Monza reminded us just how fast and powerful this German wonder car really is.

Be advised that the ‘standard’ – looser words have never been spoken - Gumpert Apollo is powered by an Audi-sourced 4.2-liter bi-turbo V8 engine that produces 650 horsepower with the Sport trim checking out at 700 horsepower.

This particular model, though, has been modified to produce a staggering 800 horsepower and as the video clearly shows you, all that power coming out from the Apollo is definitely a sight to behold.

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Toyota MR2 turned into a Gumpert Apollo!

Toyota MR2 turned into a Gumpert Apollo!

While everyone is waiting for the next generation Toyota MR2, a guy decided to turn his into a Gumpert Apollo. We’ve seen lots of replicas, but this one is one of the strangest ones!

This is a one-of-a-kind (thank God!) concept, featuring a Toyota MR2 frame along with the modern conveniences of airbags, power windows, power locks, air conditioning, exhaust, and suspension.

Of course, you guessed it, under the hood there is nothing compared to the Audi-sourced 4.2-liter, twin-turbo V8 with 650HP from the Apollo! Instead the owner used a four-cylinder turbo engine, dynoded at 255 whp at 15 psi and 303 whp at around 19 psi. The car meets all regulations and is extremely economical in term of gasoline.

The interior combines black suede leather with red piping and Racing Sparco seats with Racing Harnesses - also in a combination of black and red.

The car is for sale on eBay with a current bid of $12,100.

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2010 Gumpert Apollo Sport

2010 Gumpert Apollo Sport

Gumpert unveiled the new 2010 Apollo Sport supercar today at the Geneva Motor Show. The new supercar will be offered in two versions: black and white. The Apollo Sport is powered by a 750 hp engine (an increase of 50 hp over the previous version) mated to a 6-speed sequential transmission that can now shift in a mere 40 milliseconds, with faster gear changes thanks to rocker switches on the steering wheel.

The 2010 Apollo Sports gets a new designed front and tail, LED daytime running lights, a completely re-designed flap-controlled exhaust system and flaps in the tail area.

Image via Flickr.

Press release after the jump.

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Video:Gumpert Apollo Sport blazing through the Nurburgring in 7:11

Video:Gumpert Apollo Sport blazing through the Nurburgring in 7:11

Yesterday, we featured the Gumpert Apollo Sport setting a road-production car lap record at the Nurburgring with a time of 7:11.57. The time, which was set by Florian Gruber, proved that the Apollo Sport is one mean driving machine. Today, we have the a video of the ‘record-setting’ lap, courtesy of our good friends at Sport Auto.

There, of course, remains some scepticism as to whether or not the Apollo Sport did break the record especially considering that the Radical SR8, another car that falls into the category of ‘road-production vehicle’, blasted through the same track at 6:55 four years ago.

But that’s a debate for another time. We’re here to acknowledge the achievement of the folks from Gumpert. Record or not, a time of 7:11.57 by a road-production car at the extremely demanding Nurburgring Nordscheif is an accomplishment in every sense of the word.

Press release after the jump.

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Gumpert Apollo Sport runs the 'Ring in 7:11

Gumpert Apollo Sport runs the ’Ring in 7:11

When former member of the Volkswagen Family, Roland Gumpert decided to leave the marque back in 2004 in order to create his own interpretation of the track ready and road legal super car he was out to make a statement. His current creation is powered by a 700 HP version of Audi’s bi-turbo 4.2 Liter V8, the Gumpert Apollo can go from 0 to 120 MPH in just 8.9 seconds and has a top speed just shy of 225 MPH. However if you want to be taken seriously as a super car manufacturer, you need more than just straight line performance. That is why back on August 13th, Roland hired 26 year old driver Florian Gruber to pilot an Apollo Sport around the Nurburgring, the young racing driver crossed the line in exactly 7 minutes and 11.57 seconds. Setting a new record for a production car around the Nordschleif.

The new record is over 10 seconds faster than the Viper SRT-10 ACR that is currently in third and a full 15 seconds ahead of the Nissan GT-R/Porsche 911 Turbo conspiracy. It is even faster than the upcoming Lexus LF-A around the ’Ring. If you can think about it in racing terms, if you can compare the lap times between an F1 car and the similarly shaped Indy car at the 2.71 mile, 15 turn Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal where both cars race. Sebastien Bourdais was able to win pole position in the Indy car with a time of 1:20.396 while Jenson Button won the pole in his F1 car with a lap time of 1:15.217. In this instance 5 seconds is the difference between night and day, a racing engineer would kill for that kind of advantage; and we are talking about a few hundred horse power and a couple hundred pounds difference. So spread that around the 12.9 mile Nordschleife circuit complete with its 33 left and 40 right turns; completing a lap in only 7:11 is quite an impressive feat.

Press release after the jump.

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Gumpert Apollo Speed prototype spied testing at the Nurburgring

Gumpert Apollo Speed prototype spied testing at the Nurburgring

The latest edition of the funky looking track day specials from Germany, the Gumpert Apollo Speed, a car that is scheduled to make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show next March. Looking like they are on schedule, the first set of prototypes have been caught testing at Nurburgring, so a final production version cannot be too far off.

The Apollo Speed is powered by a 4.2 Liter V8 engine with 5 valves per cylinder that delivers 700 HP and a peak torque of 645 lb ft of torque. The engine is mated to a sequential six-speed gearbox with full synchronization and sufficient oil cooling. The race spec twin plate clutch configuration keeps the rotating mass low, robbing less power from the Audi sourced power plant.

The Gumpert can go from 0 to 60 MPH in under three seconds, hit 200 km/h (124 MPH) after just 8.9 seconds and won’t stop until it hits a top speed of 223 MPH. The editorial staff is waiting for a Gumpert to arrive in the Top Speed test fleet, we’ll keep you pasted as to how it goes.

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2009 Gumpert Apollo Speed

2009 Gumpert Apollo Speed

Gumpert revealed at the Geneva Motor Show the most powerful Apollo ever. The Apollo Speed is powered by a 4,163 cm3 V8 engine with 5 valves per cylinder that delivers 700 HP at 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 645,3 lb ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a sequential six-speed gearbox with synchronization and oil cooling, twin plate clutch configuration.

The car can go from standing still to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.0 seconds. A speed of 200 km/h (124 mph) is reached in just 8.9 seconds. His maximum speed is over 360 km/h (223 mph).

Press release after the jump.

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Gumpert Apollo Speed to be revealed in Geneva

Gumpert Apollo Speed to be revealed in Geneva

The Gumpert Apollo is one of the cars we always like. It takes an Audi 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 and makes one of the quickest cars around. But that doesn’t seem good enough for Gumpert, because it is bering an even faster car to the Geneva Motor Show.

It’s called the Apollo Speed, and aerodynamics are its claim to fame. Gumpert will still offer the same choices of 650 hp, 700 hp or 800 hp (race-only) variations for the Audi V8, but revised body work will return 0 to 62 mph (100 kmh) in 3 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in just 8.9 seconds. Top speed goes up to 224 mph.

Things that haven’t changed on the car include the delicious carbon / aluminium sandwich that holds the Apollo together. We don’t yet have full details on how different the Speed version will look, but all will be revealed to us at Geneva in March - stay tuned.

Press release after the jump.

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Gumpert ups Apollo production in 2009

Gumpert ups Apollo production in 2009

There is at least some good news in a tough economic climate that has put many supecars on life-support. The fastest car on Top Gear’s test track shows no signs of slowing. Gumpert has announced plans to get production of their Apollo supercar up to nose-bleedingly high numbers: 25. Well, that’s a significant number considering it took three years to build the first 40 cars.

The be-fast-if-you-can’t-be-pretty sports car is powered by an Audi-sourced 650 hp twin-turbo V8. That’s good for 0-60 mph time in under three seconds and a top speed of 220 mph.

The extremely egotistic (which is somewhat earned) press release after the jump.

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Gumpert Apollo coming to the U.S.


Gumpert Apollo- Fastest New Supercar?

Top Gear’s top car couldn’t stay off these shores forever. It seems that Gumpert will officially import its Apollo supercar to the U.S. The car may look ugly, but its 650 hp Audi-sourced twin-turbo V8 makes it beautifully fast. The only thing quicker than the car is the money escaping your wallet. Base price is around $400,000 and can climb as high as $750,000.

For regulation purposes, the cars will be imported as a kit and assembled in the U.S. Watch as the assembler, Evolution Motorsports of Arizona, goes through the U.S. spec cars.

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Gumpert Apollo, new fastest car on Top Gear track

If you’re not in part of the World that gets BBC2, or you don’t cheat and get it online, you may be missing out on the latest series of Top Gear. Until the new episodes get to you, watch as German sportscar maker Gumpert has got the guys at Top Gear pretty excited with its Apollo. This Audi-based supercar uses its 650 horsepower twin turbo V-8 to set the new track record.

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Gumpert Apollo hybrid racing version

Gumpert Apollo hybrid racing version

Last month we reported that Gumpert will compete at the 24 Hours Nurnburgring in May with a hybrid Apollo. And today we bring you the first images and details about the car.

Instead of using the road-going Apollo’s 650bhp, 4.2-litre V8, engineers have opted for a 3.3-litre V8 and a 100kW electric motor that together produce 630bhp. The petrol-electric racer also comes with a regenerative braking system that charges its lithium-ion batteries.

Ex Formula 1 driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen and American Le Mans series driver Dirk Muller will be piloting the Apollo hybrid at the 24-hour race, which takes place on 24-25 May.

The car will compete with models like Porsche 911 GT3, Dodge Viper, Lamborghini Gallardo, BMW Z4 and Chevrolet Corvette.

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Hybrid Apollo to compete at 24 Hours Nurnburgring

Hybrid Apollo to compete at 24 Hours Nurnburgring

Gumpert will compete at the 24 Hours Nurnburgring in May with a hybrid Apollo. The decision was made due to new Formula 1 regulations that says that every teams must use hybrid engines.

The Hybrid Aopollo will be powered by a combination of a 3.3 liter V8 engine and an 100 KW electric motor. The V8 engine has an output of 630 hp.

The car will compete with models like Porsche 911 GT3, Dodge Viper, Lamborghini Gallardo, BMW Z4 and Chevrolet Corvette.

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Black Gumpert Apollo to debut in Geneva

Black Gumpert Apollo to debut in Geneva

In 2006 Gumpert will unveil the 641 hp Gumpert Apollo super car, in 2007 they unveiled the 800 hp Apollo Sport. This year Gumpert will not come with a new version, but they will be displaying two Apollo’s in a new color, black.

Gumpert Apollo is powered by a V8 engine that delivers 641 HP at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 626.9 lb ft at 4,500. It reaches a top speed of 224 mph, and makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in three seconds.

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Gumpert test drive track event

Gumpert test drive track event

On Saturday, 10th of November 2007 the Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH invites their customers and interested guests to the Airport Altenburg-Nobitz to a pre-winter driving event.

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Gumpert Apollo - from concept to production car?

Gumpert Apollo - from concept to production car?

Gumpert official web page reports: On Wednesday, 14th of November 2007 a course of lectures to the topic "Innovations in the automotive engineering" will take place at FH JOANNEUM in Graz. Tobias von Rad, Development Engineer of the Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH gives a lecture in the context of this course on the positioning, development, production and series production of the super sports car Apollo.

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Gumpert Apollo S Video Review

Tiff Needel from Fifth Gear took a race track test drive in the Gumpert Apollo S supercar. His conclusions? You will find them watching this video!
The Apollo S hits a top speed of 200 mph and makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in just 3 seconds.

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2007 Gumpert Apollo Sport

2007 Gumpert Apollo Sport

It is one of only a handful of super sport cars and after its debut at Geneva’s international Motor Show in 2006 it was clear: the apollo is a synthesis of dynamic and design with pure driving pleasure and unique performance. On the road it speeds like a god and on the race track it cries out to be challenged by an opponent that can match its breathtaking acceleration and incomparable handling. Now, it is due to get a worthy competitor out of its own stable. At the 77th Geneva Motor Show, the Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur will present the apollo sport to the wide public.

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2006 Gumpert Apollo

2006 Gumpert Apollo

“It has always been a dream of mine to have a car that has so much downforce, such aerodynamic efficiency that you could drive on the roof of a tunnel at high speed - and this car can.” (Roland Gumpert)
Engineers have constantly striven to further develop technology to the boundaries of what is technically feasible. The results are technical masterpieces that bring mankind one step closer to the thrill of speed and the dream of flying and driving.
We strive to satisfy our customers’ dreams of a powerful, exclusive and unique sports car - a vehicle that provides a breathtaking driving experience and also has the potential to win on race tracks across the world.

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