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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Gumpert Apollo, 2008

Gumpert Apollo, 2008

The Gumpert Apollo is the perfect synthesis between road vehicle and racing car. It exceeds all expectations with its passion and maximum driving fun. 650 HP, up to 360 km/h top-speed and an acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds make it a full-blooded super sports car to which there is no alternative.

Roland Gumpert, founder, managing director and the driving force behind Sport wagen manufaktur, has created a manufacturing environment that combines engineering excellence with a broad automotive and racing competence. Experts within the motor sports scene are all familiar with the name Gumpert: In the mid 1970s, the long-standing Audi manager was the driving force behind the development of the four-wheel drive "Iltis", the original predecessor of today's "Quattro". In 1979 he not only succeeded in preparing the gnarled four-wheel drive "Iltis" for the Paris-Dakar rally, but also achieved victory. In the years that followed under his management, Audi Sport won a total of 25 World Rally Championship races and was the 4-time winner of the World Rally Championship. Gumpert's professional success is distinguished by his ability to combine innovative ideas with proven technology effectively and successfully.

Gumpert Apollo leaves a lasting impression on anyone who sees it: It symbolises unusual power, dynamism and sportiness. It reflects above-average performance capability paired with timeless elegance, and even when it is not moving, shows that the design can only adhere to function: driving dynamics.

Performance in a new dimension
The Gumpert Apollo is not the only sports car on the market; however its concept is so unique and realised so consistently that it aspires to redefine the standard for this vehicle class.
The Gumpert Apollo has more to offer:
* Approved both for use on the road and on the track
* Maximum safety in accordance with the international motor racing standards
* Low curb weight of below 1,200 kg (2,645 lbs.)
* Perfect road-holding and ultra-precise handling
* Maximum driving pleasure and unbeatable driving performance
* Excellent aerodynamic efficiency and driving dynamics
* Synthesis of reliable racing and series technology
* Unique, futuristic, and striking design
* Best cost-benefit ratio

Despite the series production process, every Gumpert Apollo is unique. It is customized to the owner's wishes and needs and proudly bears his touch. We can also offer you:

* Luxury package with air conditioning, navigation radio with DVD/CD-Player and backwards facing camera with rear-view mirror function
* Car body made of fibre glass (GFK) or carbon-fibre (CFK)
* Carbon fibre for various components and car body parts
* Design variants created by use of different air intakes for the engine
* Carbon rear wing (optional available)
* Engine variants with 650 / 700 / 800 HP output

In addition to these different options and equipment packages, we can of course also accommodate any other special requests made by our customers. Just talk to us.

The consistent achievement of maximum driving dynamics and uncompromising functionality is also visible in the interior design: Every detail was designed according to functional viewpoints equivalent to those of a racing car, yet without neglecting the required amount of comfort and quality.

Tailor-made Purism and Luxury
The seat position is adjusted to each customer individually, using padding, upholstery, adjustable pedals, and the steering column. Yet you are not required to forgo proven technology in the Gumpert Apollo: air conditioning, high-end navigation system with an integrated reverse camera, CD/DVD player and much more are available.

The Gumpert Apollo is a tailor-made sports car, and individual masterpiece.
The Gumpert Apollo is built as a racing car according to FIA GT and ACO regulations upon request.

Success is one of Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur's clearly defined objectives in racing. Naturally the factory benefits from the years of experience in motor sports and the remarkable successes of company owner Roland Gumpert.
The Gumpert Apollo made a great third place with the Belgian racing driver, Ruben Maes, in the cockpit at its racing debut at the Divinol Cup in Hockenheim in April 2005.


The impressive power of the high-performance eight cylinder engine is based on proven V8-high-performance aggregates from Audi. In the standard configuration this engine is optimised for use in racing and road vehicles and produces 650 HP as a Biturbo engine. Weighing only 196 kg (432 lbs.), it plays a major role in ensuring the ideal weight and fascinating driving dynamics of Gumpert Apollo. An angle of 90° between the two cylinder banks is a sign of a classic 8-cylinder engine. Efficient utilisation of its remarkable energy in the back wheels guarantees the fully-synchronised, sequential six-speed transmission that incorporates Formula 1 know-how. The short gear paths allow high speed gear changes. The arrangement of the gears in a longitudinal direction in the path of travel ensures a very low centre of gravity and optimum weight distribution. The characteristic sound of the double-flow exhaust system of the Gumpert Apollo with its 3-way catalytic converters says it best - the Gumpert Apollo is pure, unbeatable performance as reflected in the data. Like a comet, the Gumpert Apollo catapults its pilot from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 3.0 seconds and only requires 8.9 seconds from 0 to 200 km/h (0-124 mph).

For connoisseurs form whom driving fun does not necessarily equal maximum motor performance and ultimate acceleration, the engine is also ideally suited for day-to-day driving at lower speeds.

The high level of driving dynamics is supported by an agile electro-hydraulic power steering system that provides the driver with direct feedback. In order to securely transfer the 850 nm torque to the road, Gumpert Apollo has a traction control system (TCS) used in motor sports. Developed together with the company Racelogic, the permitted slip can be accurately set on the rear axle - according to the drivers wishes.
An optional launch control, adjusted to the Gumpert Apollo especially, ensures swift starts like those of Formula-1. The Gumpert Apollo's driving performance is controlled with a 2-circuit high-performance braking system with adjustable 3-level Bosch-ABS, 378 mm (14.9 in) ventilated discs, and 6-piston callipers on the front and rear axle.

All of these are primary technical principles, the sportive orientation of which could not be clearer. Thanks to its suspension, the Gumpert Apollo proves itself in every curve: It redefines the term ‚driving dynamics'.

* Dimensions
o Length 4,460 mm / 175.6"
o Width 1,998 mm / 78.6"
o Height 1,114 mm / 43.8"
o Wheel base 2,700 mm / 106.3"
o Wheel gauge
+ front: 1,670 mm / 65.7"
+ back: 1,598 mm / 62.9"
o Boot volume: 100 l
o Kerb weight: below 1,200 kg / 2,645 lbs
o Allowed total weight: 1,500 kg / 3,306 lbs
o Approved axle load
+ front: 650 kg / 1,452 lbs
+ back: 900 kg / 1,984 lbs
o Cylinders: 8
o Type: 90° - V
o Valves per cylinder: 5
o Displacement: 4,163 cm3 / 254 in3
o Stroke: 93 mm / 3.66"
o Bore: 84.5 mm / 3.32"
o Nominal output: 478 kW (650 HP) @ 6,500 rpm
o Maximum torque: 850 Nm (626.9 lb-ft) @ 4,000 rpm [with 820 Nm @ 2700 rpm]
o Maximum revs: 7,200 rpm
o Compression ratio: 9,3
o Recommended fuel type: 98 ROZ / 88 MOZ
o Emission standard: Euro 4
o Sequential six-speed gear box with synchronisation and oil cooling
o Twin plate clutch configuration (diameter 200 mm / 7.87" each)
o Differential lock by Torsen
o Custom-made gear ratios
o Tire dimension
+ front: 255/35ZR19
+ back: 345/35ZR19
o Wheel dimension
+ front: 10J x 19
+ back: 13J x 19
o Wheel rim type: Aluminium cast wheels with centre lock
o Top speed: 360 km/h (224 mph)
o 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 3.0 s
o 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph): 8.9 s

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