Apollo Automobil announced yesterday that they let go Mr. Roland Gumpert himself effective as of June 2016. They emphasized that Gumpert is no longer associated in any way with Apollo and both its current and future projects.
Ideal Team Ventures Ltd. acquired the company that was once ‘Gumpert Sportwagen Manufaktur GmbH back in 2014 and recalled it ‘Apollo Automobil Ltd.’ after a restructuring process. The small bespoke car company once got world recognition with its ‘Gumpert Apollo’ supercar.
Turning a few pages forward through the company’s recent history brings us to this year’s Geneva Motor Show, where the company presented the ‘Apollo Arrow’ concept car. It now seems that they are dropping Gumpert’s input and history altogether and instead have partnered up with Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) and Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT), a team that ‘naturally’ came together following important shared values.
The first product of the fresh alliance will be unleashed at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed and will come with a naturally-aspirated V12 and in track guise. Codenamed the ‘Titan’, it will produce over 800 hp and over 700 Nm of torque.
Following up with this year’s concept car, the company will debut a road version of their Arrow called the Apollo Arrow S. The V8-powered road legal supercar is due for introduction soon after the debut of their Titan track car.