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Gumpert Apollo
Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 2005 - 2012
Class Hypercar
Body Style 2-door, 2-seat Mid-Engined Coupe
Length 4460 mm
Width 1998 mm
Height 1105 mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm
Weight 1500 kg (total allowed)
1200 kg (dry)
Transmission 6-speed sequential gearbox with synchronisation and oil cooling, twin plate clutch configuration (diameter 2 x 200 mm), rear-wheel drive, differential lock by Torsen
Engine 4.2 litre Audi-sourced twin turbo V8

3.3 litre V8 + 100kW electric motor
Power 650 hp @ N/A rpm
850 N·m of torque @ N/A rpm

700 hp @ N/A rpm
N/A N·m of torque @ N/A rpm

800 hp @ N/A rpm
N/A N·m of torque @ N/A rpm

630 hp @ N/A rpm
N/A N·m of torque @ N/A rpm
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The Gumpert Apollo is the first and only supercar produced by Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH in Germany. The Apollo is a street-legal race car with up to 650bhp weighing less than 1100kg. It has an Audi-sourced, 4.2L V8 engine with two turbochargers and gull-wing doors.

Prices start at 198.000 EUR (£190,000 GBP) $380,000 USD

Designed to take on the Porsche 911 GT3, it is a mid engined, rear wheel drive two seater constructed on a tubular Chromoly frame, with fiberglass or optional carbon fiber body panels. An Audi 4.2L V8 engine is joined to a six-speed sequential gearbox. Estimated top speed is 360 km/h (223 mph) with 0-100km/h (0–62 mph) reached in 3.0 seconds.

The project is the creation of Roland Gumpert, a former Audi employee who oversaw many a rallying success working as competitions chief in their Quattro division. Gumpert's partner is Roland Mayer, the boss of German tuning house MTM.

Gumpert claims the car has as much downforce as any car that would run in the DTM German touring car championship and hopes to produce 150 Apollo's between 2005 and 2008.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Gumpert Apollo Review.

Recent ChangesEdit

  • At the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, Gumpert unveiled the top-ranging Gumpert Apollo Speed - a monstrous hypercar based on the mid-ranging 700 hp model. What separates the Speed from other 'regular' sun gods are a new induction system, revised wheel arches, re-tweaked rear end w/ a more efficient adjustable spoiler. This translates to a 3.0 second sprint from naught to 100 kph (62 mph) and 8.9 to 200 kph (124 mph). Keep your foot firmly planted on the throttle and you will reach a top whack of 360 kph (224 mph). Other goodies will include leather or Alcantara trim + competition-style removable steering wheel and a racing-sourced four-point harness. [1]

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The Gumpert Apollo can do 0-62 in 3 seconds. The top speed, as Top Gear claims, is 224 mph. However, this car has been said to go as fast as 230 mph.


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  • Gumpert is preparing a hybrid version of the Apollo supercar and plans to enter it in the 2008 Nurburgring 24-Hour race piloted by Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Dirk Muller. The vehicle is powered by a 3.3-liter 630 hp V8 supplanted by a 100kW electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack weighing 190 kilos in place of the regular car's 4.2-liter Audi twin turbo mill. Like other hybrids, the Apollo's setup will make use of braking energy to recharge its batteries.

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  • As of October 13, 2008, the Gumpert Apollo is the record holder for the fastest lap of a production car on the Top Gear test track.


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See AlsoEdit

Gumpert emblem


Apollo · Tornante

Roland Gumpert

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