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12Gumpert rescue falls through, company goes under [w/video]

Oh Gumpert, say it ain't so! After breaking into the supercar market eight years ago with the ugly uniquely styled and blazing quick Apollo, the German boutique automaker is finally calling it quits, World Car Fans reports.

5Gumpert rescued by new investor

With zombies all the rage and Halloween right around the corner, it should be fitting that one of the most ghoulish-looking supercars on the planet has risen from its grave, mere months after it was declared dead. Gumpert, the maker of the absurd Apollo hypercar, could very well be rescued by a new investor. It was only August when we reported on Gumpert's insolvency, but apparently an investor is getting in the mix and the German company could very well live.

15Gumpert declares itself provisionally insolvent

Once asked by Adam Carolla what this blogger's two favorite cars were, I replied the Lamborghini Murcielago and the Gumpert Apollo. Proving that this August is the cruelest month as far as niche German carmakers are concerned, the latter company, Gumpert, just filed paperwork to begin provisional insolvency proceedings in Altenburg, Germany. This month has seen fellow Teutons Artega and Melkus file for bankruptcy.

15Gumpert gears up for the race with Apollo R and Enraged

It doesn't get much more hard-core than the Gumpert Apollo. The German supercar is about as close as it gets to a race car for the road. But an outfit like Gumpert isn't about to sit around and let its product speak for itself. You can count on it taking the extreme to an even further extreme, and that's exactly what it's done here at the Geneva Motor Show with not one, but two new versions of the Apollo.

5Gumpert shows second Geneva teaser, will debut two new Apollo models

The Geneva Motor Show sets itself apart from the other international auto shows with a gathering of Europe's smaller boutique manufacturers and tuners. One of those is Gumpert, the German builder of supercars that have impressive performance and a polarizing appearance. Gumpert has had a strong showing at Geneva the last couple years, debuting the 750-horsepower Apollo S in 2010 and the coachbuilt Tornante last year.

15SEMA 2010: HRE Wheels homers with the Oakley Design 458 and a Gumpert Apollo

HRE Wheels on the Oakley Design Ferrari 458 Italia – Click above for high-res image gallery

42First Drive: The Gumpert Apollo is a near-mythological, utterly fantastical beast

2010 Gumpert Apollo - Click above for high-res image gallery

11Faster Downloads: Exotic Racing Series DLC coming to NFS Shift [w/video]

Need for Speed SHIFT Exotic Racing Series DLC – Click above for high-res image gallery

26Geneva 2010: Gumpert Apollo S now with 750 horsepower

Gumpert Apollo S - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddRevised Gumpert Apollo coming to Geneva Motor Show

Gumpert Apollo – Click above for high-res image gallery

43REPORT: Gumpert Apollo Sport sets new production car lap "record" at Nürburgring

Gumpert Apollo Sport at the Nurburgring - Click above for high-res image gallery

10Spy Shots: Gumpert Apollo Speed caught circling the 'Ring?

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.

12Geneva 2009: Apollo Oh, No - Latest Gumpert is one Raging Smurf

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Gumpert Apollo Speed

17VIDEO: First U.S.-spec Gumpert Apollo arrives

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35Gumpert Apollo takes on America, foiled by speed bump

The first Gumpert Apollo on American soil was brought out for its big debut Saturday, only to make more of an impression than intended. That impression was not only left on showgoers, but also on the speed bump leading into the parking lot. With roughly 4 millimeters of ground clearance it was easy to see this coming. The driver had brought the car from the sole U.S. distributor to show it off at a weekend cruise. He somehow failed to recognize that the speed bump was in fact approximately half

1LTC juices the Gumpert at the Nurburgring 24

Lithium Technology Corporation (LTC) is out to demonstrate the wide range of vehicles its batteries are suited for. A Gumpert Apollo, configured as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) for the HHF Hybrid Racing team, used a 9 Kwh version of their Gaia battery to cross the finish line with during the recent contesting of the Nurburgring 24 hour race. Well, maybe "contesting" is a bit strong since the team finished about 150 places below the top spot and their fastest lap of 9.24.885 is only slightly quicker t

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