Gumpert Apollo Sport

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.

The apollo sport is the rebel amongst the super sport cars. Its bodywork combines sexy curves with potent edges and angles and aims for uncompromising aerodynamics. A clear demonstration of the principle form follows function. Its challenging sporting design derives from the requirement to built a street legal racing car, whose number one priority is to provide extraordinary performance on the circuit, but at the same time embodying a vehicle suitable for daily use.

The highest importance was attached to safety: the tubular space frame in chrome-molybdenum steel with integrated safety monocoque fabricated in carbon-fiber passes all crash-tests regulations, while a cashbox offers additional protection. The gaping air intake stub over the roof and on the rear signals power, dynamics and superiority. The eight cylinder, bi-turbo mid-engine with up to 800 horsepower is capable of catapulting this 1200 kg missile from 0-100 km/h in only 3 seconds.

The apollo sport is equipped with an extended aerodynamic package and, in contrast to the three part spoiler of the apollo, possesses a racing wing which gives even more down force and pushes the Apollos’s maximum speed up to 360 km/h.

As you can guess, it is not for nothing that this cars is named after the fierce Greek God.

The two-seater also convinces from the inside, with its sporty and elegant alcantara interior, and offers air-condition, CD-player, navigation system and reverse view camera as standard equipment. A two-layer metallic finish available in any conceivable color, gives this bolide a particular luster. As a special accessory the apollo is equipped with an air-jack, a pneumatic jacking pad.

The standard version of the apollo sport costs 240 00 Euros.

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In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
released at2007 Geneva Motor Show
built atAltenburg, Germany
price $$ 344,200
price £/td>£468,000
engine90° Audi V8
positionMid Longitudinal
aspirationTwin Turbo
valvetrainDOHC, 5 Valves per Cyl w/Vario Cam
fuel feedSequential, Multi-Port Injection
displacement4163 cc / 254.0 in³
bore93 mm / 3.66 in
stroke84.5 mm / 3.33 in
power529.4 kw / 710 bhp @ 6300 rpm
specific output170.55 bhp per litre
bhp/weight645.45 bhp per tonne
torque915.2 nm / 675 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frameCarbon Fibre Body over Chrome Molybdenum Steel Frame & Integrated Carbon Fibre Tub
driven wheelsRWD w/Torsen LSD, Adj ASR
wheel typeCast Aluminum w/Center Lock
front tires255/35R19
rear tires345/35R19
front brakesInner Ventilated Discs w/AP 6-Piston Calipers
f brake size32 x 378 mm / 1.3 x 14.9 in
rear brakesInner Ventilated Discs w/AP 6-Piston Calipers
r brake size32 x 378 mm / 1.3 x 14.9 in
front wheelsF 48.3 x 25.4 cm / 19 x 10 in
rear wheelsR 48.3 x 33.0 cm / 19 x 13 in
steeringRack & Pinoin w/Eletrohydraulic Assist
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Inboard Shock Absorber Units, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Inboard Shock Absorber Units, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1100 kg / 2426 lbs
wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in
front track1680 mm / 66.1 in
rear track1590 mm / 62.6 in
length4460 mm / 175.6 in
width1998 mm / 78.7 in
height1114 mm / 43.9 in
transmissionCIMA 6-Speed Sequential
tran clutchSachs Twin-Plate Clutch
gear ratios2.87:1, 1.77:1, 1.26:1, 1.00:1, 0.83:1, 0.71:1
final drive4.09:1
top speed~360 kph / 223.7 mph
0 – 60 mph~2.9 seconds
fuel capacity120 litres or 31.68 gal.

Story by Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH