Apollo Automobil Gets Help from DTM Masters


The madmen behind the Gumpert, Apollo Automobil, will get some assistance from a DTM legend.

Top Gear reports that Apollo partnered with HWA AG, the same firm who helped Mercedes-Benz perfect the CLK-GTR,

The scope of this [HWA] partnership will focus on development areas such as safety, reliability, powertrain calibration, and thermal dynamics, including computational fluid dynamics work to assist Apollo with its ‘Race to Road’ strategy that involves the application of learnings from the race track into the development of the dual purpose nature of the Apollo IE. This partnership gives Apollo access to HWA’s globally renowned engineering expertise, technologies and world-class facilities.

HWA created the CLK-GTR, the DTM vehicle titan of the 1990s and dominated the scene.

The makers of the Gumpert recorded the fastest Power Lap time on the Top Gear test track in 2008 with 1:17.1. This private company from Germany looks to make an impact in the supercar market with the upcoming 769 hp Intensa Emozione. Featuring a 6.3L naturally aspirated V12, this new supercar will get the blessing it deserves through HWA.