The Gumpert Apollo is the first supercar produced by Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH in Germany. The project is the creation of Roland Gumpert, a former Audi employee who oversaw many a rallying success working as competitions chief in their Quattro division. Gumpert's partner is Roland Mayer, the boss of German tuning house MTM.
Gumpert hopes to produce 150 Apollos between 2005 and 2008.
Prices start at 198,000 EUR / £190,000 GBP / $380,000 USD.
The Apollo is a 1100 kg (2425 lb), street-legal race car with up to 650 hp (485 kW) and 627 ft·lbf (850 N·m) of torque, designed to take on the Porsche 911 GT3, it is a mid engined, rear wheel drive two seater constructed on a tubular Chromoly frame, with fiberglass or optional carbon fiber body panels. An Audi 4.2L V8 engine is joined to a six-speed sequential gearbox with Formula 1 influences. Estimated top speed is 360 km/h (224 mph) with 0-100 km/h (0–62 mph) reached in 3.0 seconds, making it the 9th best accelerating production car in the world, behind the Ariel Atom.