Gumpert Tornante To Be Launched At The Geneva Motor Show

Gumpert might not be a household name, but car enthusiasts everywhere know and respect their Apollo – and have a healthy fear for its capabilities. If only it looked as good as it performed.

The Apollo might not be pretty from any angle, but its performance on the track is almost unrivaled. Now it seems that Gumpert is about to introduce a car that would be more focused to cross continents rather than the finish-line at a race track.

The new model is called the Tornante and it will be introduced to the public for the first time at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

This new model is built in partnership with Touring Superleggera, an Italian coach-building firm. They are the ones largely responsible for its styling. Powering this new car is an Audi-sourced 4.2-liter, twin-turbo, V8, rumoured to be putting out 700-hp. The six-speed TT40e gearbox (same as in the Apollo) will now feature paddles to shift gear rather than a gear lever.

More details will emerge at the car’s launch, so watch this space.

(Source: Autoblog)