Germany’s Gumpert unveiled two new versions of its existing Apollo supercar at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
According to Roland Gumpert, demand from Asia has prompted the company to offer the Gumpert Apollo R, a pure race car, in addition to the street legal Apollo and Apollo S models. He says in a statement, “Many of our customers are driving their apollo on the racecourse, usually during track days or private events. With the Apollo R, we allow ambitious drivers among them to participate in open GT events.”
The Apollo R has been modified to produce up to 632 kW from the 4.2-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, depending on the fuel octane level. Changes include a higher boost pressure, custom ignition timing, optimised air intake ducts and a special racing exhaust system. With sales planned for Asia where temperatures are higher on average than Europe, the engine and transmission cooling systems have also been enhanced. Additionally, weight saving measures, such as stripped out interior, have reduced the car’s curb weight to just 1 100kgs.
The limited edition Gumpert Apollo Enraged is characterised by an exclusive paint job, German flag design embroidery on the seat and headrest, as well as a digital LCD instrument panel. Only three examples are destined for production, each of them coming with 573 kW and a curb weight of 1 175 kg.