2009 Gumpert Apollo Speed news, pictures, and information
Pushing for Higher Speeds• World premiere at Geneva Motor Show from 5 to 15 March 2009
• GÚMPERT Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH will be presenting an even faster apollo speed.
GÚMPERT Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH will be presenting the apollo speed at the 79th Geneva Motor Show.
The racer – made in Germany – has earned his name, and rightly so. For any speed limit is pointless!
Whereas optimum performance for racetracks, lateral acceleration and grip in all situations are the focus of apollo, apollo sport and apollo race, the apollo speed is aimed at an exclusive high speed clientel. Its domain is the mastery of highest speeds. Thanks to polished aerodynamics the drive side values of the speed are far above those of the competition.
Form follows FunctionThe appearance of apollo speed is now even more classy and aggressive. His striking two tone paint emphasises the racer's compact appearance, at 1,105mm being lower that his brothers at 1,114mm.
A good look from the front reveals the changed design around the wheel arches. A low restrict induction system rounds off the snappy appearance and provides fresh air to the engine. Further modifications have been made to the rear end of this super sports car: The redesigned tail lights concisely show where the apollo is headed to, before it vanishes from the sight of its pursuer. The two-seater also has a small adjustable spoiler to lend it the required drive side for its intoxicating speed.
With a fully enclosed CAS underbody (carbon / aluminium sandwich) and wheel caps (fixed at the front and rotating at the back) the speed takes Formula 1 to the road and is just asking for a challenge to a sprint.
The powerful 8 cylinder Biturbo of apollo speed provides an optional 650 / 700 / 800 HP and a torque of 850 / 875 / 900 Nm. His performance is top class: The car can go from standing still to 100 km/h in 3.0 seconds. A speed of 200 km/h is reached in just 8.9 seconds. His maximum speed is over 360 km/h. (Depending on equipment, country-related specifications, gear ratio and engine power)
The racer impresses by its sportive, elegantly equipped interior. It is available wîth either leather or Alcantara, and provides a whole panoply of details, such as air conditioning and a DVD moniceiver. The removable §teering wheel makes it easy to get in. Embedded in the monocoque and held in by 4 point seat belts, the driver becomes one wîth the apollo apollo. An intense bond!
Get to know the new, extroverted super sports car by GÚMPERT.
We look forward to welcoming you to our press conference at our booth 2045 at 11am on 4 March 2009.
GÚMPERT Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH will be showcasing its super sports cars at the Geneva Motor Show for the fourth time.
Exclusivity is expressed by uniqueness
GÚMPERT Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH is a manufacturer of exclusive super sports cars based in Altenburg / Thuringia, Germany. The founder and managing director is Roland Gumpert, former manager of the Audi Sports department, his guidance leading to 25 victories in World Championship races and 4 Rallye World Championship titles gained for the Quattros from Ingolstadt.
The apollo is a thoroughbred high-power sports car that has racing performance and MOT approval. He provides an outstanding performance that defies the imagination: 650 HP, a maximum speed of up to 360 km/h and an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 3 seconds. Each of these vehicles is unique, customised to the needs and wants of the owner and crafted by hand. The apollo guarantees maximum fun when driving, combined wîth maximum safety. Two additional models, the apollo sport and apollo race race, were included in spring 2007.
Prices for the GÚMPERT apollo wîth a 4.2 l Biturbo engine start at EÚR 301,600 net.
'It has always been my dream to have a car wîth so much downforce, such aero-dynamic efficiency that you could drive on the roof of a tunnel at high speed. This car can do it.'
Our engineers strive constantly to push the boundaries of what is feasible. The results are technical masterpieces that bring us a little closer to the thrill of speed and the dream of flying and driving.
We strive to fulfil our customers‘ dreams of a powerful, exclusive and unique sports car. A car that provides its driver wîth a breathtaking driving experience while possessing the potential to win on race tracks across the world. The apollo makes this dream come true.Source - Gumpert
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