It’s raining sports cars in India, literally, in past few weeks we have seen Indian Grand Prix action in India, followed by Caterham Seven launch, then the Ferrari FF, then Lamborghini Aventador launch and then the Ariel Atom in India. Alongside these launches, German sports car, Gumpert Apollo has been officially launched at a jaw dropping price of Rs. 5,00,00,000/- (that is Rs. 5 crore if your still counting). These cars will be marketed by InterGlobe Enterprises in India, it will function as official distributor of Gumpert Apollo cars in India.
The founder of Gumpert, Ronald Gumpert, used to work with Audi prior to when he started making sports cars. Gumpert is a pure speed machine with very precise control and no fancy stuff. The Interior is kept to a bare minimum with focus on the sporty character of the car.
Powered by a 4.2 Litre V8 Engine which churns out 650 BHP of power! The 850 Nm of torque can take you for thrilling adrenaline gush of wheel spin! The car has got an adjustable traction control, not much cars have got it this way, there is no rear windshield, the driving seat cannot be moved backwards, it’s very close to a full-fledged racing car, but its street legal.
Gumpert Apollo weighs of about 1.2 ton which is quite light for a 650 BHP machine. It can do a 0 to 100 KMPH in just 3 seconds with its aerodynamic and light weight carbon fibre body. The top speed of Apollo is stunning 320 KMPH.
The car is equipped with rear wing for producing optimum down force for keeping it stable at speeds of 300 KMPH and above, the side air intake, aerodynamic styling, fluid body looks very sporty. It may not be the most sophisticated looking sports car in its price bracket, but it’s certainly one of the sportiest ones.
All of these are primary technical principles, the sportive orientation of which could not be clearer. Thanks to its suspension, the Gumpert Apollo proves itself in every curve: It redefines the term ‚driving dynamics’.
Technical specifications of Gumpert Apollo –
- Length 4,460 mm
- Width 1,998 mm
- Height 1,114 mm
- Wheel base 2,700 mm
- Wheel gauge
Front: 1,670 mm
Back: 1,598 mm
- Boot volume
- Kerb weight: below 1,200 kg
- Allowed total weight: 1,500 kg
- Approved axle load
- front: 650 kg
- back: 900 kg
- Cylinders: 8
- Type: 90° – V
- Valves per cylinder: 5
- Displacement: 4,163 cm3 / 254 in3
- Stroke: 93 mm / 3.66″
- Bore: 84.5 mm / 3.32″
- Nominal output: 478 kW (650 HP) @ 6,500 rpm
- Maximum torque: 850 Nm (626.9 lb-ft) @ 4,000 rpm [with 820 Nm @ 2700 rpm]
- Maximum revs: 7,200 rpm
- Compression ratio: 9,3
- Recommended fuel type: 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″ each)
- Differential lock by Torsen
- Custom-made gear ratios
- front: 255/35ZR19
- back: 345/35ZR19
- front: 10J x 19
- back: 13J x 19
- Wheel rim type: Aluminium cast wheels with centre lock
- Top speed: 360 km/h (224 mph)
- 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 3.0 s
- 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph): 8.9 s
Also see – Ariel Atom launched in India at Rs. 55 Lakhs
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