Gumpert Tornante

Gumpert Tornante
Gumpert Tornante by Touring

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

typeConcept / Prototype Car
released at2011 Geneva Motor Show
engineAudi V8
valvetrainDOHC, 5 Valves per Cyl
displacement4163 cc / 254.04 in³
power522 kw / 700 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output168.15 bhp per litre
bhp/weight538.46 bhp per tonne
torque875 nm / 645.4 ft lbs
driven wheelsRWD w/Torsen LSD
wheel typeCast Aluminum w/Center Lock
front tires255/35 ZR19
rear tires345/35 ZR19
front brakesDiscs w/6-Piston Calipers
f brake size32 x 378 mm / 1.3 x 14.9 in
rear brakesDiscs w/6-Piston Calipers
r brake size32 x 378 mm / 1.3 x 14.9 in
f suspensionDouble Control Arms w/Inboard Adj Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionDouble Control Arms w/Inboard Adj Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1300 kg / 2866.5 lbs
wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in
front track1670 mm / 65.7 in
rear track1598 mm / 62.9 in
length4460 mm / 175.6 in
width1998 mm / 78.7 in
height1105 mm / 43.5 in
transmission6-Speed Gearbox
tran clutchTwin Plate Clutch
top speed~360.42 kph / 224 mph
0 – 60 mph~2.9 seconds
fuel capacity120 litres or 31.68 gal.

Story by Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH