Naturally aspirated engines have been the pride and glory of many mythical cars, spanning from the legendary flat-engine 911’s to the exceptional Mclaren F1. Unfortunately, these harmonious and melodic engines have become a dying breed in the face of modern efficiency regulations. Few manufacturers still using a naturally aspirated V12 remain, and those that do, tend to create some extraordinary sounding and performing cars. To the delight of many automotive enthusiasts, Apollo is one of those brands.
The Italy-based manufacturer has teased its new supercar, dubbed the IE. Details are still scarce, but so far we know that Apollo has teamed up with Manifattura Automobili Torino to produce a naturally aspirated V12 hypercar. Music to the ears of any car enthusiast. Norman Choi, Apollo Chairman had the following to say about the upcoming IE: “We wanted to build a car that would fill that void separating car and driver. So we built the Apollo IE.”
Apollo claims that the hypercar will be a limited edition of only 10 units. The IE will be a track-focused car, likely to be based on the Apollo Arrow, which debuted at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. We expect the IE to be unveiled to the public later this month, and for deliveries to commence as early as beginning 2018.