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Gumpert Apollo Speed

Gumpert Apollo Speed

2009 Gumpert Apollo Speed

12 February 2009 – GUMPERT Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH will be presenting the apollo speed at the 79th Geneva Motor Show.

The racer – made in Germany – has earned his name, and rightly so. For any speed limit is pointless!

Whereas optimum performance for racetracks, lateral acceleration and grip in all situations are the focus of apollo, apollo sport and apollo race, the apollo speed is aimed at an exclusive high speed clientel. Its domain is the mastery of highest speeds. Thanks to polished aerodynamics the drive side values of the speed are far above those of the competition.

Form follows Function
The appearance of apollo speed is now even more classy and aggressive. His striking two tone paint emphasises the racer’s compact appearance, at 1,105mm being lower that his brothers at 1,114mm.

A good look from the front reveals the changed design around the wheel arches. A low restrict induction system rounds off the snappy appearance and provides fresh air to the engine. Further modifications have been made to the rear end of this super sports car: The redesigned tail lights concisely show where the apollo is headed to, before it vanishes from the sight of its pursuer. The two-seater also has a small adjustable spoiler to lend it the required drive side for its intoxicating speed.

With a fully enclosed CAS underbody (carbon / aluminium sandwich) and wheel caps (fixed at the front and rotating at the back) the speed takes Formula 1 to the road and is just asking for a challenge to a sprint.

The powerful 8 cylinder Biturbo of apollo speed provides an optional 650 / 700 / 800 HP and a torque of 850 / 875 / 900 Nm. His performance is top class: The car can go from standing still to 100 km/h in 3.0 seconds. A speed of 200 km/h is reached in just 8.9 seconds. His maximum speed is over 360 km/h. (Depending on equipment, country-related specifications, gear ratio and engine power)

The racer impresses by its sportive, elegantly equipped interior. It is available with either leather or Alcantara, and provides a whole panoply of details, such as air conditioning and a DVD moniceiver. The removable steering wheel makes it easy to get in. Embedded in the monocoque and held in by 4 point seat belts, the driver becomes one with the apollo apollo. An intense bond!

Get to know the new, extroverted super sports car by GUMPERT.

We look forward to welcoming you to our press conference at our booth 2045 at 11am on 4 March 2009.

GUMPERT Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH will be showcasing its super sports cars at the Geneva Motor Show for the fourth time.

2009 Gumpert Apollo Speed Gallery

In Detail

type Series Production Car
released at 2009 Geneva Motor Show
engine Audi V8
valvetrain DOHC, 5 Valves per Cyl
displacement 4163 cc / 254.04 in³
power 522 kw / 700 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output 168.15 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 538.46 bhp per tonne
torque 875 nm / 645.4 ft lbs
redline 7200
driven wheels RWD w/Torsen LSD
wheel type Cast Aluminum w/Center Lock
front tires 255/35 ZR19
rear tires 345/35 ZR19
front brakes Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
f brake size 32 x 378 mm / 1.3 x 14.9 in
rear brakes Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
r brake size 32 x 378 mm / 1.3 x 14.9 in
f suspension Double Control Arms w/Inboard Adj Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Control Arms w/Inboard Adj Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1300 kg / 2866.5 lbs
wheelbase 2700 mm / 106.3 in
front track 1670 mm / 65.7 in
rear track 1598 mm / 62.9 in
length 4460 mm / 175.6 in
width 1998 mm / 78.7 in
height 1105 mm / 43.5 in
transmission 6-Speed Gearbox
tran clutch Twin Plate Clutch
top speed ~360.42 kph / 224 mph
0 – 60 mph ~2.9 seconds
fuel capacity 120 litres or 31.68 gal.