Gumpert Apollo is a bespoke German supercar manufacturer capable of producing some of the most potent machines in the industry. For whatever reason, the company lost traction and filed for bankruptcy in 2012, braking…er, breaking hearts around the world. The 2013 Geneva Motor Show changed gears for the seemingly doomed Apollo, as it has secured financial investors and is revving up for a new line!
Gumpert Apollo confirmed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show that it has secured a new investor and will be launching a new and expanded product line, effectively pulling it out of insolvency
The vehicles on display in Geneva this year were not new, and included the Gumpert Apollo S. The company revealed that there would be a new model or models emerging as early as the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Roland Gumpert stated: “Our distribution and dealer networks are being expanded worldwide and sister models will soon be added to the Apollo.”
The Gumpert Apollo S at a glance:
- Twin-turbocharged 4.2-liter V8 engine
- 750 horses (that is 50 more than the Lamborghini Aventador)
- Nurburgring track time of 7:11:57 in 2009
- Formula 1 inspired six-speed sequential transmission
- 0-60 sprint in 3 seconds flat
- The chassis is identical to the racing versions
- The leather interior coats carbon fiber
The Apollo S in Geneva
The Apollo supercars of the past have been nothing short of spectacular, so it will be exciting to see what the company churns out in the future. Just when McLaren thought they could relax for a bit…
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