More and more small German sports car makers are closing doors these days, suffering from the same disease that killed the British sports cars thirty years ago. Artega and Melkus were among the most famous companies who went bankrupt this year. Gumpert was next in the line, but apparently they’ve managed to find an optimistic investor.
They haven’t revealed who this investor is, and what did they see in Gumpert that made them think it can return to profitability, but the important thing is that the Apollo remains in production, for now. For those of you who don’t know, the Apollo is the closest thing to a GT1 race car you can drive on the road. It has a reputation as the ugliest super car money can buy, but its speed is more than make up for its looks.
What is not certain is if the company will proceed with their plans to make the amazing Gumpert Tornante. It could be a proper hyper car with the same sort of performance as the Apollo, and great looks thanks to Touring Superleggera design.