Dream Cars: Gumpert Apollo
Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH is a German super car manufacturer based in Altenburg founded by Ronald Gumpert in 2004. Gumpert is renowned for their super performing street legal race cars that are truly a notch above other sports dream cars available in the market. It offers car enthusiasts a chance to own a powerful, exclusive and unique car with breathtaking driving dynamics and unmatched driving experience. Apollo was first launched in October 2005 and is truly a technical masterpiece in terms of design, driving dynamics and performance. It’s the ultimate car that’s ready to race in any race track around the world along with being street legal making it truly unique and offering the best of both the worlds.
The design of these dream cars is performance oriented. The dimension is well proportioned and along with its streamlined wide and long shoulder lines offer unmatched aerodynamic efficiency. The cockpit is located towards the front of the vehicle and its long wheelbase offers excellent ride and handling capability. It features massive air inlets and outlets in the front and on the sides providing two turbochargers and high performing brakes with fresh air for their optimum performance. It also features F1 race car inspired high-set air intake for the engine. The rear end provides an incredible view of the diffuser and underbody completely encased in carbon which along with the front diffuser offers excellent high negative lift for the car. Overall an excellent race inspired styling that truly symbolizes its awesome power and handling capabilities.
The interior of Apollo is truly track inspired without compromising on comfort and quality of the interior. The materials used in construction of its interior space are truly high-tech and light weight. The instrument panel is integrated into the monoque along with the seats saving a lot of space along with saving considerable amount of weight. The seat height is adjusted individually for each customer. It offers various interior themes to customers to choose from to create a truly personalized interior cabin that reflects ones personality. Though track inspired it still incorporates modern features like air-conditioning, high-end navigation system, reverse camera and CD/DVD player along with many other luxury and entertainment options.
The heart of these super racing dream cars is the AUDI sourced 4.0 liter V8 biturbo engine producing an incredible power of 650 HP @ 6500 rpm and a peak torque of 850 Nm @ 4000 rpm. The engine is mated to a sequential six-speed gear box with synchronization and oil cooling along with twin plate clutch configuration. It is capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in just 3 sec and has a top speed of 224 mph which are amazing performance figures. Other prominent safety and performance features include adjustable suspension system, two circuit Bosch ABS system, adjustable ground clearance, On-board diagnostic system, electronic accelerator system, Differential lock, custom-made gear ratios and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires along with other standard safety and performance features.
It is one of the best street legal race cars available on the planet. This car is sure to set the hearts racing for car enthusiasts with its superior track inspired styling, incredible performance figures and remarkable handling and driving characteristics that’s really impressive. Priced at $ 550,000 it’s certainly one of the most expensive cars available on the planet but master pieces doesn’t come cheap and this incredible super car is worth every penny spent making it an ultimate must have car for race car enthusiasts along with their other collections in the garage.