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Gumpert Apollo S 2011 Review

Ever since the first Gumpert made its first appearance on the supercar market in 2005 it has been both loved and hated by car enthusiasts around the world. Opinions were categorically split into two mainly because of the Gumpert's design. However, the manufacturer felt no need in changing the looks of the car and the Gumpert Apollo S 2011 pretty much proves that it cares more about the results rather than the looks.

In other words the Gumpert Apollo S 2011 is very similar to the earlier models when it comes to the exterior, and under the bonnet the Apollo packs a 4.2 liter twin-turbo V8 from Audi which is able to send 750 HP towards the real-wheels. Dig even deeper and you'll find a self-locking Torsen differential and a fully synchronized sequential 6-speed gearbox which bears major similarities to the one found in a F1 racing car.

Furthermore, although the Gumpert Apollo S 2011 is a 100% road-legal supercar, its chassis is identical to the one found in the track-going Gumpert. The body is made out of carbon and its underbody is made out of aluminium, resulting in a mid-engined 1,200 kilograms road-going rocket with the top speed of 225 mph and an acceleration of 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.

As mentioned before, the exterior looks pretty much the same as the previous models, with its distinctive huge air intakes on the sides and bumpers, ridiculous skirts, immense wheel arches and of course a couple of gullwing doors.

As far as the quality of the interior goes, most of the carbon fiber elements have been coated in suede and leather, but nothing too luxurious. Many of the buttons and switches on the console are borrowed from Volkswagen or Audi, and while the Gumpert Apollo S 2011 offers other features such as an in-dash DVD player, all these are optional extras and will dig deeper into your pockets.

Speaking of which, the Gumpert Apollo S 2011 is sold at the base price of $238,000. Considering the above mentioned specifications, the Gumpert Apollo S 2011 is riding side by side with the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, and the Pagani Huayra. However theHuayra is somewhat inaccessible due to the fact that only 20 models are sold every year at the price of 1.3 million US dollars, and the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 is roughly $150,000 more expensive than the Gumpert Apollo S 2011, a difference in price which can give the Gumpert Apollo S more than a fighting chance on the supercar market.

Gumpert Apollo S 2011


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