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Friday, 19 December 2008

Gumpert delivers 40th Apollo and plans another 25 for 2009

When Gumpert was founded, back in 2004, it may not have expected to create such a successful car as Apollo. The first one was out of the Altenburg plant in October 2005, but it took the company a little more than three years to reach the 40th unit. Anyway, production is expected to sprint as fast as the car and another 25 units of Apollo are planned to be delivered until the end of 2009.

It may seem to be very few Apollo supercars on the streets, but when you realise this vehicle costs 301,600 euros and it handbuilt by 45 employees, numbers suddenly gain their real dimensions.

Apollo is 4.46 m long, 2 m wide, 1,11 m tall, with a wheelbase of 2.70 m and weighs less than 1,200 kg. The German supercar is powered by a 4.2-litre V8 biturbo engine produced by Audi and able to generate 650 bhp and 850 Nm of torque. It allows Apollo to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1 s and to surpass 360 km/h of top speed. These must be the reasons Top Gear has placed it as the fastest car they have ever driven and AutoCar states it is the most exciting thing able to use plates on Earth.

Source: Gumpert

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