German supercar maker Gumpert revealed more details on their new version of the Apollo Speed, as it prepares to go on stage at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Arguably the ugliest supercar in the world, the Apollo gets another 50 horsepower for a total 750 hp thanks to optimized engine control, new recirculation valves and improved cooling, and that makes it pretty darn fast!
The Apollo Sport also gets a tweaked electronically controlled F1-style gearbox with 40 milliseconds shifts, while outstanding performance on the track and its excellent lateral acceleration, thanks to maximum surface pressure and grip in all driving situations, remains unaffected. They really hope to improve on their previous Nurburgring time of 7:11.57.
Other features of the Apollo Sport include completely re-designed flap-controlled exhaust system with two times two tail pipes, CD/DVD player sound system and a central flashlight for motor racing on the redesigned tail, and daytime running LED lights.
“Although the apollo demonstrates its strengths above all on the racetrack, with its optimum aerodynamics and resulting breathtaking curve speed, it is largely suitable for day-to-day use, as proved by tests conducted by a number of independent car magazines. We think of the driver and his comfort” confirms Roland Gumpert, founder and Managing Director of GUMPERT Sportwagenmanufaktur.