Gumpert with restart: Glickenhaus builds new Apollo

The German sports car manufacturer Gumpert has a new owner since, 2014. Under the Chinese consortium Ideal TeamVenture a new Apollo should be established. New development partner is the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus.

26/10/2016 Andreas Haupt, Uli Baumann 2 comments Powered by

The German sports car maker Gumpert is with the Chinese consortium Ideal Team Venture into the new Apollo Automotive Ltd. been transferred. Ideal Team Venture had made in the first half of 2015 the headlines when one had the Italian sports car manufacturer de Tomaso bought. At the Geneva Motor Show 2016 also a first version of the new Apollo was presented.

Gumpert with restart: Glickenhaus builds new Apollo Photo: Stefan Baldauf / Guido ten Brink
The new Apollo aims to build on the SCG003.

Apollo Arrow 1,000 PS

Under the code name "Arrow" (arrow) had ideal TeamVenture build a new Apollo. Reminder: The Gumpert Apollo was produced from 2005 to 2013 and is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 turbo. Super Test sport auto (issue 11/2009), the 700-hp version lapped the Nordschleife in 7:24 minutes (article). To date, only the Porsche 918 Spyder has undercut that brand.

The new stretches to 4.98 meters in length, 1.99 meters wide and 1.22 meters high. The dry weight is 1,300 kg. The backbone of the Arrow form a steel space frame with a passenger compartment made of Kevlar-Carbon. Behind the two passengers, a four-liter V8 biturbo engine with dry sump lubrication is spreading, which is to bring it to 1,000 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque. Gear changes are a matter of sequential 7-speed manual transmission. The traction optimized a limited slip differential on the rear axle, optional there is a Launch Control.

The sprint from zero to 100 km / h to complete in 2.9 seconds, the Arrow, 200 km / h mark is hit by 8.8 seconds. The top speed is 360 km / h.

The adjustable in compression and rebound pushrod suspension can also be adjusted in height. An additional lift system helps to overcome small obstacles. The stoppers come from AP Racing and wait with six-piston calipers and around 378er slices on. The contact with the road in front holding 20-inch wheels with 265 / 35er tires. Rear rotate 21 inch with 325/30 tires.

When designing the Apollo Arrow relies on maximum downforce. Helps the rugged carbon fiber bodywork many breakthroughs, air guide elements and at the rear a large fixed spoiler and a powerful diffuser.

New Apollo on SCG003C base

Apollo Intensa Emozione
Super sports car for the slopes 41 sec.

For the series development of the new Apollo set the course now but reset. As a development partner, the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) and the Italian small manufacturers Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT) were obtained. The first step is the design of the revised Arrow completely. Moreover, the drive for the track version that runs under the name "Emozione" was changed to a naturally aspirated V12 engine. will be presented the "Emozione" 2017 at the IAA.

The Apollo Arrow 'S' baptized road version is put on a V8 biturbo. Both models build on on the carbon chassis of SCG003C. will be built the Apollo models in MAT in Italy, where the SCG003C vehicles are manufactured.

failed Combackversuche

The revival of the Apollo well sealed the final end of the Expolsion. The sports car with two-liter four-cylinder and 420 hp debuted in Geneva in 2014. He should be in a sense the sports car for Gumperts comeback after the company filed for summer 2013 bankruptcy. Series production, there was, however, never. In between, rumors began circulating that Gumpert could bring the study Tornante on the market. Again, a rivet. Now it is but work with the new beginning. Company founder Roland Gumpert will however no longer be one of the party. He left the company in the meantime.