Gumpert Apollo

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The Gumpert Apollo is essentially a race car modified for the road. The Apollo is the end result of a combining of skills between Roland Gumpert - ex boss of Audi Sport, Roland Mayer - owner of MTM, and Audi. Audi played somewhat of a back seat role in the Gumpert Apollo's production. Audi technology is available to the Apollo, however the car cannot directly rival existing Audi products, and Audi owns any subsequent patents from the Gumpert Apollo's development. The Gumpert Apollo concept uses an Audi sourced 4.2 litre V8 (like the one used in the new Audi R9 sports car) enhanced by twin turbochargers making a very respectable 650 horses, all this power runs through a six speed sequential gearbox to the rear wheels, and the car is capable of reaching 60 mph in 3 seconds.

The Gumpert Apollo is a two seat mid-engined race car which makes few concessions to be road legal. Overall the car has a purposeful look, Audi design influence creeps into the centre grille, other than this the concept is quite original, if somewhat rough. The front wheel arches hug the tires in a perfect circle before dissolving into the multiple vents down the sides. Noticeable race inspired design cues include the front lip air splitter and and roof mounted triangular air intake, no doubt necessary to feed the hungry monster lurking below.

engine Audi V8
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Twin Turbo
valvetrain DOHC, 5 Valves per Cyl w/Vario Cam
displacement 4163 cc / 254.0 cu in
bore 93 mm / 3.66 in
stroke 84.5 mm / 3.33 in
power 484.7 kw / 650 bhp @ 6000 rpm
hp per litre 156.14 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 590.91 bhp per tonne
torque 850 nm / 626.9 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
redline 7500
body / frame Carbon Fibre over chrome molybdenum Steel Frame
front brakes Discs w/6-Pot Calipers
f brake size 380 mm / 15.0 in
rear brakes Discs w/6-Pot Calipers
r brake size 380 mm / 15.0 in
front wheels F 48.3 x 25.4 cm / 19 x 10 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 33.0 cm / 19 x 13 in
front tire size 255/35R19
rear tire size 345/35R19
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Inboard Shock Absorber Units, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Inboard Shock Absorber Units, Anti-Roll Bar
weight 1100 kg / 2425 lbs
wheelbase 2700 mm / 106.3 in
front track 1680 mm / 66.1 in
rear track 1590 mm / 62.6 in
length 4250 mm / 167.3 in
width 1995 mm / 78.5 in
height 1105 mm / 43.5 in
transmission 6-Speed Sequential
gear ratios 2.87:1, 1.77:1, 1.26:1, 1.00:1, 0.83:1, 0.71:1
final drive 4.09:1
top speed 360 kph / 223.7 mph
0 - 60 mph 3.0 seconds