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2015 Gumpert Explosion

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  • Gumpert Explosion
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
  • Transmission:
    6 gear paddle shift
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    420 @ 6450
  • Torque @ RPM:
    363 @ 4550
  • Displacement:
    2.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    186 mph (Est.)
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  • body style:

Gumpert hasn’t exactly had the smoothest history in its 12 short years of existence. The brand developed several variants of the Apollo, but it apparently couldn’t make enough money off of its hypercars because, in August of 2013, the company filed bankruptcy. Oddly enough, Gumpert didn’t actually go under and spent the next year deloping the 2015 Gumpert Explosion – a model that debuted at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The car was nothing like the models that came before it, featuring a coupe layout and a look like a BMW M6 had a love child with a Mitsubishi Eclipse. It had track-inspired aerodynamics, centrally positioned cabin and a 2.0-liter engine. Don’t let the displacement fool you, though – this little sports coupe came with 420 horsepower and 383 pound-feet on tap.

Gumpert was eventually purchased by Idea Team Venture, the same brand that also owns De Tomaso, which led to the Apollo Arrow that debuted in 2016 at the Geneva Auto Show. While the Explosion wasn’t exactly the same cup of tea that we normally get from Gumpert – it’s not exactly a name you expect to pair with something that is less than 800 horsepower – it was a pretty wild move to keep the company alive. Keep in mind; this isn’t your every-day German sports coupe. That little 2.0-liter was enough to push this baby to 60 mph in all of three seconds.

So, now that you know a little about the Gumpert Explosion, keep reading to learn about all the fine details. It really isn’t a bad proposition for a car priced a little higher than $112,000.

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