cc, Audi 8 cylinder
bhp @ 6800 rpm
The Gumpert Apollo is essentially a race car modified for the
road. The Apollo is the end result of a combining of skills
between Roland Gumpert - ex boss of Audi Sport, Roland Mayer
- owner of MTM, and Audi.
Audi played somewhat of a back seat role in the Gumpert Apollo's
production. Audi technology is available to the Apollo, however
the car cannot directly rival existing Audi products, and Audi
owns any subsequent patents from the Gumpert Apollo's development.
The Gumpert Apollo concept uses an Audi sourced 4.2 litre V8
(like the one used in the new Audi
R9 sports car) enhanced by twin turbochargers
making a very respectable 650 horses, all this power runs through
a six speed sequential transmission to the rear wheels, and the car is capable
of reaching 60 mph in 3 seconds.
The Gumpert Apollo is a two seat mid-engined race car which
makes few concessions to be road legal.
Overall the car has a purposeful look, Audi design influence
creeps into the centre grille, other than this the concept is
quite original, if somewhat rough. The front wheel arches hug
the tires in a perfect circle before dissolving into the multiple
vents down the sides. Noticeable race inspired design cues include
the front lip air splitter and and roof mounted triangular air
intake, no doubt necessary to feed the hungry monster lurking
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