The 2012 Gumpert Apollo R is everything you would expect from a manufacturer that designs and produces race cars that are street legal.
The Apollo R is built exclusively for the track and with a 4.2 liter engine with 860 horsepower; it will certainly see a few checkered flags. Built primarily for an ever-growing Asian market, this speed machine has had many modifications to meet expectations and improve performance.
The engine itself required an increase in pressure for the supercharger, air vents that were redesigned to handle the needs of the motor as well as an improved cooling system that can remain effective in light of the intense temperatures.
The transmission is controlled by way of rocker switches alone to place more emphasis on vehicle control as opposed to use of a clutch pedal.
The interior is strictly bare bones for the obvious reason while the suspension is first class and perfect for a vehicle of this type. The chassis has a newly designed Gumpert titanium stabilizer in the rear and enhancements to many of the other components to ensure safety while reducing weight.
Most suspension softening items have been altered or removed to guarantee this as purely a racing vehicle. The smaller tank allowed for a reduction in weight to just over 2425 pounds making this the lightest version in the ever popular Apollo line.
The appearance is that of a smaller modified Indy car and makes no mistakes in presenting itself as it is designed for. You certainly will not be able to sneak this gem out on the road for a late night run.
This manufacturer took notice to the fact that their street legal vehicles were dominating at the track and the 2012 Gumpert Apollo R is their answer for those with dreams of owning and driving a true race car.
|Vehicle Type: Supercar||Base Price: NA|
|Length: 175.6 in. (446 cm)||Wheel Base: 106.3 in. (270 cm)|
|Height: 43.8 in. (111.4 cm)||Width: 78.6 in. (199.8 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 2425 lbs (1100 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: NA||Maximum Seating: 2 people|
|Engine: Supercharged V8||Displacement: 4.4 Liter|
|Horsepower: 860 HP||Transmission: 6-Speed Sequential|