Gumpert Apollo

”It has always been my dream to have a car with so much downforce, such aero-dynamic efficiency that you could drive on the roof of a tunnel at high speed. This car can do it.”

Engineers strive constantly to push the boundaries of what is feasible. The results are technical masterpieces that bring us a little
closer to the thrill of speed and the dream of flying and driving.

A car that provides its driver with a breathtaking driving experience while possessing the potential to win on race tracks across the world. The apollo makes this dream come true.

The apollo is the perfect synthesis of road vehicle and track car. It evokes passion and driving pleasure beyond all expectations: 650 HP, 360 km/h (224 mph) top speed and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 3 seconds, you would have to go a long way to find an alternative to the apollo. The complete package is available in a cost-benefit ratio that cannot be matched in this exclusive vehicle class. As a pure high-performance sports car with racing qualities which is also approved for use on the road, the apollo sets new standards.

The apollo is not the only sports car on the market; however its concept is so unique and realised so consistently that it aspires to redefine the standard for this vehicle class. The apollo has more to offer:

– Approved both for use on the road and on the track
– Maximum safety in accordance with the 74 international motor racing standards
– Perfect road-holding and ultra-precise handling
– Maximum driving pleasure and unbeatable driving performance
– Excellent aerodynamic efficiency and driving dynamics
– Synthesis of reliable racing and series technology
– Unique, futuristic, and striking design
– Best cost-benefit ratio

Despite the series production process, every apollo is unique. It is Customized to the owner‘s wishes and needs and proudly bears his touch. We can also offer you:

– Luxury package with air conditioning, navigation radio with DVD/CDPlayer and rear-facing camera with rear-view mirror function
– Car body made of fibreglass(GFK) or carbon-fibre (CFK)
– Carbon fibre for various components and car body parts
– Design variants created by use of different air intakes for the engine
– Carbon rear wing (optional available)
– Engine variants with 650 / 700 / 800 HP output

The challenge was to develop an exceptional design that combined the extreme aerodynamic requirements of a performanceoriented, purist super sports car with the aesthetic design of an exclusive vehicle. We wanted to achieve the perfect synthesis of design and function. Without compromising. And we have succeeded with apollo: Its silhouette, optimised in numerous wind tunnel tests, reflects its by far superior capabilities.

In its profile, the apollo dynamic appearance is further enhanced by its dimensions (4.46 m length, almost 2 m width and 1.24 m height) and its streamlined, long and wide shoulder lines. The mid-engine layout is emphasised by the cockpit, which is clearly located toward the front of the vehicle, and the long wheel base; both factors ensure optimum driving qualities. Massive air inlets and outlets in the front and on the side in front of and behind the doors leave no doubt about its potency. Above all, though, they supply the two turbo-chargers and the high-performance braking system with enough fresh air to ensure optimum operation for the duration of a race. The high-set air intake for the engine is reminiscent of Formula 1 vehicles and emphasises apollo racing character. The dominant rear provides a view of the diffuser and the underbody, encased completely in carbon, – which, combined with the front diffuser and flow channels, achieves an exceptionally high negative lift for a road vehicle.

Apollo leaves a lasting impression on anyone who sees it: It symbolises unusual power, dynamism and sportiness. It reflects above-average performance capability paired with timeless elegance, and even when it is not moving, shows that the design can only adhere to function: driving dynamics.

The impressive power of the high-performance eight cylinder engine is based on proven V8-high-performance aggregates from AUDI. In the standard configuration this engine is optimised for use in racing and road vehicles and produces 650HP as a Biturbo engine.

Weighing only 196 kg (432 lbs.), it plays a major role in ensuring the ideal weight and fascinating driving dynamics of apollo. An angle of 90° between the two cylinder banks is a sign of a classic 8-cylinder engine. Efficient utilisation of its remarkable energy in the back wheels guarantees the fully-synchronised, sequential six-speed transmission that incorporates Formula 1 know-how. The short gear paths allow high speed gear changes. The arrangement of the gears in a longitudinal direction in the path of travel ensures a very low centre of gravity and optimum weight distribution. The characteristic sound of the double-flow exhaust system of the apollo with its 3-way catalytic converters says it best – the apollo is pure, unbeatable performance as reflected in the data. Like a comet, the apollo catapults its pilot from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 3.0 seconds and only requires 8.9 seconds from 0 to 200 km/h (0-124 mph).

For connoisseurs form whom driving fun does not necessarily equal maximum motor Performance and ultimate acceleration, the engine is also ideally suited for day-to-day
driving at lower speeds.

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