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Gumpert Tornante
Gumpert Tornante by Touring

Gumpert Tornante

2011 Gumpert Tornante

The international stage of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show will witness an extraordinary world premiere. TOURING SUPERLEGGERA will unveil its design concept for GUMPERT. The GUMPERT TORNANTE by TOURING is a static style model projected and engineered to match a new central engine chassis with V8-powered driveline. The Tornante is scheduled as an addition to the GUMPERT model range as of 2012.

In the development of the 2-seater coupe, TOURING was commissioned a design adding elegance, space and comfort to a package rooted in motorsports and competition engineering. The result aims at opening a new class with attributes of superior efficiency, performance and pleasure: the Fast Tourers.

The car’s performance and dynamic properties generated tight constraints for the designer. While respecting aerodynamics, ground effect, engine and brakes ventilation, special attention was given to comfort and ergonomics.

From two fairly different perspectives, GUMPERT and TOURING share the philosophy to remove everything that is not essential. Hence the shape is clean, efficient, and well-balanced. Innovative proportions were achieved in the rear section. A typical feature is the gull-wing opening of both the doors and the wide rear hood.

Gumpert Tornante

Featuring composite body panels over a light chrome-molybdenum steel space frame with carbon fiber monocoque, the Tornante aims at lightness and torsional stiffness. This principle mirrors the original Superleggera construction method patented by Touring in 1936.

The Tornante has the genes of the GUMPERT apollo and inherits its impressive V8 Biturbo engine. The 4.2 liter unit delivers 700 HP in the basis version. The drivetrain is also an apollo derivative, featuring as standard for the sake of comfort the TT40e gearbox with paddle shift control. The built-in double-wishbone suspension scheme from the apollo is adjusted to the requirements of the Fast Touring mission profile. Alongside the basic version, an alternative powered Tornante is also planned for 2012.

In Detail

type Concept / Prototype Car
released at 2011 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.

Story by Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH