Gumpert has had a rough few years, but its future is looking brighter, as the Apollo Arrow debuted at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show looking like a legitimate supercar.
Sporting an eye retina-burning orange paint job, the Apollo Arrow is everything Gumpert should have been: ridiculously good looking. It even has a better name, as the brand is called Apollo now, and no longer Gumpert. Even though the Gumpert Apollo was one of the fastest cars around the Nurburgring, is was also quite ugly. But now, the Apollo Arrow looks the part, shedding all the bulky bodylines for something sleek and truly exotic. It really does just scream “speed.”
Although the new Apollo Arrow is still based on the old Gumpert Apollo, you wouldn’t think the two are related by just looking at it.
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The company says its bodywork was inspired by sharks and there is a bit of resemblance with its rounded nose and jutting fins throughout. Powering the Apollo Arrow is a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine from Audi that is expected to make 1,000 horsepower and 740 pound-feet of torque when it heads to production. As a result, the company expects it to go zero to 62 in under 2.9 seconds while hitting a top speed of 220 mph.
Apollo plans on building no more than 100 units and they will likely all be quite expensive.
The German automaker still has founder Roland Gumpert calling the shots, but now has investment money from a company in Hong Kong, where exotics and supercars roam everywhere.
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