Gumpert Apollo Speed preview

Special Cars 14 Feb 2009
Gumpert Apollo Speed preview

German sportscar maker Gumpert has released a preview sketch of the Apollo Speed, a high performance version of its Apollo model which will debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.


The Apollo Speed will feature a fully enclosed CAS underbody (carbon / aluminium sandwich) and wheel caps (fixed at the front and rotating at
the back) and will be powered by Audi-derived 4.2 liters twin-turbo V8 units.

The Apollo project was started by German manufacturer Gumpert in 2001 with the goal of creating street-legal cars ready for the race track. The design is based on the first drawings made by Marco Vanetta.

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Compared to the standard Apollo, the Apollo Speed will feature enlarged wheel-arches, a front splitter and new air intakes, as well as a two-color paint scheme.

Thanks to the weight of just 1,200 kg and to a power output of 800 hp / 900 Nm of torque, the projected performances are a 0-100 km/h sprint in 3.0 seconds and a top speed of 360km/h.

The Apollo Speed will be unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.

(Source: Gumpert via Motor Authority)

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