Between 2005 and 2012, a German supercar producer referred to as Gumpert constructed what is probably going probably the most divisive of supercars, the Apollo. Whereas its efficiency credentials have been higher than most track-based thoroughbreds, the appears have been something however fascinating due to a give attention to downforce and downforce alone.
Styling, apparently, was by no means a part of the image and the top consequence was a supercar that resembled a chunk of cleaved beef. Now, the corporate is again, it’s dropped Gumpert, and says it can introduce a better-looking hypercar strictly referred to as, the Apollo Intensa Emozione (IE).
Little is understood in regards to the upcoming IE hypercar aside from what’s proven within the quick 40-second teaser beneath. From what we will discern, the IE will take cues from current hypercar entries just like the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Mercedes-AMG’s Undertaking One with a minute cabin, fastened racing seats, a clip-in racing steering wheel, and a dramatic exterior design that, like its predecessor, appears to be targeted on producing huge portions of downforce.
That mentioned, from the darkened pictures we see right here, it appears like a way more interesting design than the Gumpert.
After we see the camouflaged Apollo crest atop the IE’s hood, and a quick shot of the tiny cabin, we get our first actual have a look at its exterior with a shot of the entrance splitter which is roofed with dive-planes, intakes, and an enormous entrance diffusor; turning it can probably be excessive.
However to not be outdone, the subsequent shot we see is of the massive rear spoiler and Le Mans-esque rear fin. Whereas the wing is teased solely briefly, the precise form of it makes us assume that it’s probably an adaptive unit, just like the McLaren DRS system discovered within the P1 or the unit discovered on Koenigsegg’s One:1.
A central-exit three-port exhaust is our subsequent fascinating apart as we’ve by no means seen something fairly prefer it. The exhaust suggestions themselves are formed like elongated diamonds and may present a singular resonance to no matter engine Apollo finally ends up utilizing for the IE.
Instantly after the exhaust is proven, a racing driver closes the gullwing doorways and settles into the cockpit by attaching the steering wheel. We get a shot of the central-locking wheels and large carbon ceramic brakes constructed by AP Racing, and one other shot of the staggeringly massive rear wing.
One of many coolest options comes subsequent with a roof-mounted ignition system and the primary sounds of the IE’s exhaust. We’re not sure about what engine configuration the exhaust seems like, i.e. V-6, V-Eight, V-10, however to our ears, it sounds naturally aspirated and high-revving.
In accordance with the video, nonetheless, we’re due for the entire particulars subsequent week when the Apollo IE will likely be unveiled to the general public for the primary time on October 24. Let’s hope Apollo stays round somewhat longer than final time they usually’ve made a greater trying automotive.