The Gumpert Apollo Sport is alleged to be named after one of many gods in Greek mythology, whose namesake takes the human type of an athletic olympian determine, not not like this new German supercar. In reality, its deity-like look is difficult to disregard by its nearly alien mixture of curves and edges.
The design components of the Gumpert Apollo Sport are a bi-product of its insane aerodynamic proficiency, most notably represented by its large rear wing. Its silhouette is an amalgamation of straight edges and exaggerated curves, which provides the automotive extra of a militaristic and maybe alien profile, than a historically unique one.
The Gumpert Apollo Sport was additionally accessible in 2 completely different engine trims, which have been additionally primarily based on its 4.2L twin-turbocharged Audi V8 engine. The Sport stays probably the most acknowledged and documented model of the automotive, with most publicized benchmarks set by the identical.
- Base: 650 PS
- Sport: 700 PS
- Race: 800 PS
The mid-mounted V8 engine has a 90° place and featured a closed-deck gentle steel crankcase with dry sump lubrication. The ability plant can also be configured with 5 valves per cylinder and 4 overhead camshafts which profit from Porsche’s (and finally, the Volkswagen Group’s) VarioCam variable valve timing expertise. Mated to the engine is a 6-speed sequential transmission with sends energy to the rear-driven wheels. The Apollo Sport is ready to dash from 0-60 mph in simply 3.1 seconds and obtain a prime pace of 224 mph.
The Apollo Sport was by no means simply going to be judged on sentiment alone, because it seemed to set the file straight so to talk, when it got here to its capabilities. The German supercar would find yourself lapping the Prime Gear take a look at observe in 1:17.1 – which might maintain the title of quickest time for two years, till the Bugatti Veyron Tremendous Sport would greatest it.
Earlier than the Nürburgring Nordschleife had grow to be the favored battleground it’s at the moment, in 2009 the Gumpert Apollo Sport set a lap time of seven:11:57 with race driver Florian Gruber, which made it the quickest manufacturing automotive on the Inexperienced Hell on the time.
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