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It may not be pretty – eye of the beholder and all that – but the Gumpert Apollo is one serious ride. But as hardcore as the Apollo is, the eponymous former Audi Sport director behind the niche German automaker apparently wasn't satisfied leaving fast enough alone, so the company unveiled the Apollo Speed at this year's Geneva auto show. But that was just about the last we heard of it, until now, as spy shots of the super-Gumpert lapping the Nurburgring have surfaced online.
The (ahem) stock Apollo already packs a range of Audi V8 engines producing 650, 700 or 800 horsepower depending on customer specification, so clearly there's nothing wrong there. The Apollo Speed spied, however, carries an adjustable rear wing, a more streamlined overhead induction system, revised front fenders and updated tail-lights. And while the focus is clearly on performance here, right down to the racing buckets and competition-spec removable steering wheel, the Apollo Speed is still tipped to carry air-con and DVD info-tainment system. The Stig will undoubtedly be pleased.

[Source: Motor Trend]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      "The Stig will undoubtedly be pleased."

      What about Rocky?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I was wondering when the Creed version would come out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ok, I just don't get it. Why are the looks of this car so broadly disliked? Some cars that I like I can understand why others don't like, but I truly do not understand why more people do not like this one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is not the Gumpert Apollo Speed. This is the Gumpert Apollo Speed:

      http://www.autoblog.com/2009/03/03/geneva-2009-apollo-oh-no-latest-gumpert-is-one-raging-smurf/

      The induction system, front fenders, and tailights shown in the photos are from a standard spec Gumpert Apollo
        • 5 Years Ago
        This is the Apollo Speed version. Look at the side of the vehicle and you will notice the difference between the Speed and the previous models. It has the track nose set up though, which was (and still is) used on the first version that creates more downforce while turning at slower speeds. Also the taillights have been switched back to the original design, likely a result of the reaction from the Geneva show. It is my understanding that the speed nose design is intended to be used when (and if) they do the tunnel test.
        • 5 Years Ago
        What about the induction system?
      • 5 Years Ago
      i love the Gumpert Quasimodo !
      • 5 Years Ago
      What is the speed of ugly? Great car none the less.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If the original Apollo holds the (official) Top Gear lap time, what's this baby going to pull?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Although the car in the photos is a standard Gumpert Apollo. The Speed will unlikely be faster because it was designed for top speed and not maximum downforce.
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