litre V8 twin-turbo
paddle shift, RWD
hp @ 6,500 rpm
1350 kgs / 2976 lbs
At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show the German supercar company Gumpert
unveiled their second model, a two-seat GT car called the Gumpert
Since 2005 Gumpert have been making the Apollo,
a giant-slaying supercar which eschews glamor and glitz for
breathtaking performance and track success.
One of the biggest 'complaints' concerning the Gumpert Apollo
is the fact it's not the most comfortable or relaxing supercar
to drive. In fact it's a bit of a handful. Therefore for Gumpert's
second model they've decided to do a more luxurious GT car.
The other area in which the Apollo has come in for criticism
is the styling. The euphemism would be to call it 'controversial'.
To prevent the same styling issues from affecting the new car,
it is being designed by the Italians at Carrozzeria Touring
Superleggera in Milan.
Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera's previous works include the
Maserati GranSport Coupe-based A8GCS.
The Gumpert Tornante is powered by a 700 horsepower mid-mounted
4.2 litre twin-turbo V8 engine cradled within a lightweight
spaceframe chassis constructed from chrome-molybdenum steel.
The Tornante features the original Superleggera (superlight)
construction principle and also features a carbon fiber monocoque
and composite body panels.
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