Gumpert Apollo - VIDEO
2-seater sports car with a mid-engine arrangement chrome-molybdenum steel chassis with an integrated carbon
monocoque as safety cell, gullwing doors, fi breglass body, 120 l (26.4 gall., U.K.) stainless steel tank behind the
passenger cell with integrated catch tank, long and pushrod-operated double transverse control arm suspension with fully adjustable dampers front and rear and anti roll bar in front, ground clearance adjustable between 40 and 120 mm / 1.57-4.72 in, two circuit Bosch-ABS brake system with six piston callipers, inside ventilated discs (378 x32 mm / 14.9 x 1.26 in) all around, brake cooling system in the front, and presets for wet, dry, and race conditions
Length mm / in 4,460 / 175.6
Width mm / in 1,998 / 78.6
Height mm / in 1,114 / 43.8
Wheel base mm / in 2,700 / 106.3
Track front / back mm / in 1,670 / 65.7 - 1.598 / 62.9
Boot volume l 100
Kerbweight kg / lbs below 1,200 / 2,645
Allowed total weight kg / lbs 1,500 / 3,306
Approved axle load front - back kg / lbs 650/1,452 – 900/1,984
V8-cylinder-Biturbomotor with 90° cylinder angle, Closed-Deck light metal crankcase, light metal cylinder heads
with fi ve valves per cylinder, four overhead camshafts, variable time of ignition (Vario Cam direct) on the intake,
hydraulic valve clearance compensation, dry sump lubrication, double-fl ow exhaust system with 3-way catalytic
converter, four Lambda probes for gas mixture and diagnostics, On-board diagnostic system, Intercooler, engine
management ME7.1.1, electronic ignition with a rested ignition distribution (eight ignition coils), sequential
multipoint fuel injection, electronic accelerator system (drive-by-wire)
Cylinder / type / valves per cylinder 8 / 90°-V/5
Cubic capacity cm³ / in³ 4,163 / 254
Stroke - Bore mm / in 93/3.66 - 84,5/3.32
Nominal output kW / HP at rev / min 478/650 at 6,500
Max. torque kW / lb ft at rev / min 850/626.9 at 4,000
Maximum rev rev / min 7,200
Litre performance kW/I / HP/I 114,8 / 156
Compression / recommended fuel type 9.3 / 98 ROZ / 88 MOZ
Emission standard Euro 4
Sequential six-speed gear box with synchronisation and oil cooling, twin plate clutch configuration
(diameter 200 mm / 7.87 in each), Differential lock by Torsen, custom-made gear ratios
Top speed km/h / mph max. 360 / 224
Acceleration 0-100km/h / 0–62 mph s 3,0
Acceleration 0-200km/h / 0–124 mph s 8,9
Tire dimension front / back 255/35ZR19 / 345/35ZR19
Wheel dimension front / back 10J x 19 / 13J x 19
Wheel rim type Aluminium cast wheels with centre lock
DEVELOPING MAXIMUM STABILITY AND SAFETY WITH EASE
The secret of apollo is an innovative design concept from racing car engineering. The base and symbolic backbone of apollo consists a round tube frame made of top-quality and highly stable chrome-molybdenum-steel with an integrated monocoque safety cell made of high quality carbon fibre screwed directly onto the frame. The 161 kg (355 lbs.) construction design is so effective, so torsion proof and bend resistant that it complies with both the specifications of the European MOT approval and the international manufacture specifications of motor sports (see annex J of the FIA regulations).
READY FOR RACETRACK
A sports car‘s supremacy is not defined by pure engine power alone: only a car that can put this power on the asphalt and create a balance between all occurring internal and external forces will leave the contestants behind, on the road and the race track. The chassis is the key to this supremacy – and apollo has already proven itself spectacularly under the toughest testing conditions on various test tracks, public roads and real racing tracks such as Hockenheim, Imola and the historical “Nordschleife”. The apollo made a great third place with the Belgian racing driver, Ruben Maes, in the cockpit at its racing debut at the Divinol Cup in Hockenheim in April 2005.
Three years later, the apollo is in the spotlight on the track again. Initiated by Ex-Formula1 pilot Heinz-Harald Frentzen GSM built a hybrid racing version of the apollo in spring 2008. The highlight of this exceeding project had been the legendary 24h race at Nurburgring-Nordschleife, where the apollo competed with well-known sports cars. Thus the hybrid-apollo can be seen as the precursor of a new environmentally friendly technology on the circuit.
Upon customer request the apollo is available as a racing car according to different regulations of DMSB, ACO and FIA GT.
TAILOR-MADE PURISM AND LUXURY
The consistent achievement of maximum driving dynamics and uncompromising functionality is also visible in the interior design: Every detail was designed according to functional viewpoints equivalent to those
of a racing car, yet without neglecting the required amount of comfort and quality.
Light weight was the top priority and has been achieved through the exclusive use of high-tech materials. The instrument panel, like the monocoque it is integrated into, is made of carbon fibre. The seat buckets, too, are fitted into the monocoque – although you will not find seats within the conventional meaning in the apollo. The seat position is adjusted to each customer individually, using padding, upholstery, adjustable pedals, and the steering column. Yet you are not required to forgo proven technology in the apollo: air conditioning, high-end navigation system with an integrated reverse camera, CD/DV player and much more are available.
The apollo is a tailor-made sports car, and individual masterpiece. In line with this principle, customers can design the interior to meet their preferences, be it pure performance or somewhat more luxurious. Decide the colours and designs yourself, whether leather, seams or embroideries are concerned. We guarantee you a car that will fulfil all of your requirements. Just talk to us.
PROVEN PERFORMANCE IN A NEW DIMENSION
The impressive power of the high-performance eight cylinder engine is based on proven V8-high-performance aggregates from AUDI. In the standard configuration this engine is optimised for use in racing and road vehicles and produces 650HP as a Biturbo engine.
Weighing only 196 kg (432 lbs.), it plays a major role in ensuring the ideal weight and fascinating driving dynamics of apollo. An angle of 90° between the two cylinder banks is a sign of a classic 8-cylinder engine. Efficient utilisation of its remarkable energy in the back wheels guarantees the fully-synchronised, sequential six-speed transmission that incorporates Formula 1 know-how. The short gear paths allow high speed gear changes. The arrangement of the gears in a longitudinal direction in the path of travel ensures a very low centre of gravity and optimum weight distribution. The characteristic sound of the double-flow exhaust system of the apollo with its 3-way catalytic converters says it best – the apollo is pure, unbeatable performance as reflected in the data. Like a comet, the apollo catapults its pilot from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 3.0 seconds and only requires 8.9 seconds from 0 to 200 km/h (0-124 mph).
For connoisseurs form whom driving fun does not necessarily equal maximum motor Performance and ultimate acceleration, the engine is also ideally suited for day-to-day
driving at lower speeds.
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