Revived specialty marque Gumpert is now back in action thanks to an unknown investor who decided the company is worth saving. For this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Gumpert brought a duo consisting of a matte red and dark grey Apollo S. They promise a lineup expansion later on this year, with a brand new model to be showcased at an important auto show, possibly in Frankfurt this September. Until then, let’s have a look at this Apollo S which makes use of a 4163cc V8 engine producing 750 HP at 6,000 rpm and 900 Nm at 4,000 rpm. Thanks to this hardware setup, the car hits 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.9 seconds, while 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) takes a mere 8.8s.
The customers have the possibility of opting for one of the following gearbox choices: a sequential featuring a manual shift lever, an automatic electronic gear system with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, as well as a fully-synchronized 6-speed. The car can ride on either 19-inch or 20-inch wheels with central locking and comes with 378mm ventilated disc brakes featuring 6-piston calipers.
Gumpert has fitted the Apollo S with a lightweight chromium-molybdenum steel tube frame as well as a carbon/Kevlar monocoque that has a carbon fiber/aluminum underbody and a carbon body shell. The car also boasts LED daytime running lights, removable steering wheel, front anti-roll bar, front/rear-axle double wishbone suspension and a carbon fiber rear wing.