A lack of speed is not something that we immediately associate with the German made Gumpert Apollo. Gumpert, however, don’t take the same view and instead have chosen to create the Gumpert Apollo Speed for those who agree with their way of thinking. The insanity of it all is that the car is now available with up to 800bhp (options for 650 and 700bhp also) and a 0-62mph (100kph) time of 3 seconds!

The maximum speed is over 360kph (223mph) although this is dependent on the normal varients for a road going race car such as the gearing set-up and the equipment specced. The speed model benefits from two-toned paint, a lower ride height and increased aerodynamics plus it has a set of redesigned tail lights. We look forward to seeing it when it’s released at the 2009 Geneva Auto Salon. It’s official release time will be 11am on 4 March 2009, for now all you get is a teaser picture!

PRESS RELEASE

Pushing for Higher Speeds

World premiere at Geneva Motor Show from 5 to 15 March 2009
GUMPERT Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH will be presenting an even faster apollo speed.
(Altenburg)

GUMPERT 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 Function

The 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 with either leather or Alcantara, and provides a whole panoply of details, such as air conditioning and a DVD moniceiver. The removable steering wheel makes it easy to get in. Embedded in the monocoque and held in by 4 point seat belts, the driver becomes one with the apollo. An intense bond!

Get to know the new, extroverted super sports car by GUMPERT.

We look forward to welcoming you to our press conference at our booth 2045 at 11am on 4 March 2009.
GUMPERT Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH will be showcasing its super sports cars at the Geneva Motor Show for the fourth time.

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