The international stage of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show will witness an unique world premiere. Touring Superleggera will unveil its design concept for Gumpert. The Gumpert Tornante by Touring is a model projected and engineered to match a new central engine chassis with V8-powered driveline.
The Tornante is scheduled as an addition to the Gumpert model range as of 2012. In the development of the two-seater coupe, Touring was commissioned a design adding elegance, space and comfort to a package rooted in motorsports and competition engineering.
The main features of the vehicle are the innovative proportions at the rear, the gull-wing opening of both the doors and the wide rear hood. Featuring composite body panels over a light chrome-molybdenum steel space frame with carbon fiber monocoque, the Tornante aims at lightness and torsional stiffness.
The Tornante has the genes of the Gumpert Apollo and inherits its V8 Biturbo engine. The 4.2 liter unit delivers 700hp in the basis version. The drivetrain is also an Apollo derivative, featuring a TT40e gearbox with paddle shift control. The built-in double-wishbone suspension scheme from the Apollo is adjusted.
The Gumpert Tornante by Touring will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday, March 1st 2011 at 15:00.