The ‘Fastest Road Car on the Planet’ is Debuting Next Week


Gumpert has been reborn as Apollo Automobil GmbH and it will bring what it calls the “fastest road car on the planet” to the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

Dubbed the ApolloN, the German automaker is keeping things vague about its next debut but thankfully we only have less than a week to wait. “Today we are still building the fastest road car on the planet, we are and we will always be a force in the restive advance of performance, and for us as engineers, this is reason enough,” Apollo Automobil said in a statement. “Here we present you ApolloN. ApolloN will mark the first milestone of Apollo Automobil. Stay tuned for the new chapter.”

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Gumpert was acquired by Chinese investor group TeamVenture earlier this year. The group also purchased De Tomaso and plans to manufacture cars for China under that brand. Gumpert filed for insolvency in 2012 after years of slow sales and its final debut happened at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show with the Apollo S. The company officially filed bankruptcy in August 2013 and it is believed that the Apollo S never reached production.

We expect the ApolloN to be a spiritual successor to the Gumpert Apollo and will likely be built on the Apollo’s platform. If it does want to live up to the claim of being the fastest road car on the planet however, it will need to best the 270.49 mph top speed record set by the Hennessey Venom GT in 2014.

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