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.
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.
|type||Concept / Prototype Car|
|released at||2011 Geneva Motor Show|
|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|
|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|
|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