Gumpert Apollo Speed Teaser Prior to Geneva

German automaker Gumpert has joined the ranks of those who already teased us with their 2009 Geneva Motor Show stars and released full details of the Gumpert Apollo, together with a new image.

The new racer, set to debut at the aforementioned show, is powered by an 800 horsepower eight-cylinder bi-turbo monster of an engine, that hurls the car from naught to 100 km/hour in 3.0 seconds. The 200 km/hour milestone is reached in 8.9 seconds, and the maximum speed is a whopping most-of-us-will-never-go-that-fast 360 km/hour.

A low restrict induction system rounds off the snappy appearance of the wheel arches and provides fresh air to the engine. The new model comes in a fully enclosed Carbon Aluminum Sandwich underbody (CAS) and has wheel caps that are fixed at the front and rotating at the back.

The Gumpert Apollo Speed is the worthy offspring of the previous Apollo model. It looks aggressive, but at the same time takes a “more classy” racer look. Further modifications have been made to the rear end of the super sports car: The redesigned tail lights are completely useless, as you only will get a lighting-fast glance at them before he racer vanishes from sight. The two-seater also has a small adjustable spoiler to lend it the required drive side suitable for high speeds.

If you are one of those guys who believe that a racer does not come with the comfort of a everyday car, you are wrong. The Apollo comes in either leather or Alcantara interior and provides the tools and gadgets we all are use to, such as air conditioning and a DVD moniceiver.

The Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur company likes to call itself a manufacturer of exclusive super sports cars. It was founded in 2001 and is owned by Roland Gumpert, former Director of Audi Sport.
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