2012 Gumpert Apollo R
In the past, the sports car manufacturer GUMPERT has mainly been known for building race cars for the street.
At the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show, the exclusive manufacturer premieres the GUMPERT apollo r,
a purebred race car with the brute thrust of up to 860 hp. As the second world premiere, GUMPERT presents the special edition GUMPERT apollo enraged.
Numerous modifications were required to extract up to 860 hp from the 4.2 litre V8 engine.
These include a higher supercharging pressure, ignition and control time adjustments, optimisation of the intake air ducts and a special racing exhaust system.
Of course maximum performance depends on the use of racing fuel with correspondingly high octane levels.
In view of the planned deployment in Asia and the expected temperatures, the engine and transmission cooling system was also enhanced.
The spur-toothed dog ring transmission is controlled by rocker switches on the steering wheel but without a clutch pedal.
A central digital dashboard supplies the driver with essential information. Otherwise all frills were removed from the interior of the apollo r.