Fifth Gear – Gumpert Apollo
Wohoho, this is the 1100 kg (2425 lb), 650 hp (485 kW) and 627 ft-lb of torque street-legal racing car, the Gumpert Apollo. It is designed to take on the Porsche 911 GT3. Gumpert Apollo is a mid engined rear wheel drive car with two seater constructed on a tubular Chromoly frame, with fiberglass or optional carbon fiber body panels. Fifth Gear and pictures after the jump.
Gumpert Apollo is the creation of Roland Gumpert, a former Audi employee who oversaw many a rallying success working as competitions chief in their Quattro division. It is equipped with an Audi 4.2L V8 engine, matted with six-speed sequential gearbox with Formula 1 influences. The Gumpert Apollo achieve a top speed of 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.