Gumpert Apollo Speed coming to Geneva with 700-hp

It’s not only the big automakers that will be displaying vehicles at this year’s 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Performance automaker Gumpert will be on hand revealing its latest Apollo variant – the Gumpert Apollo Speed. Appearance wise, Gumpert says that the Apollo Speed will sit lower than its standard brother at 1,105mm an will have a much more “classy and aggressive” stance.

Power will come from a bi-turbo V8 capable of produces 700-hp. It is mated to a sequential 6-speed gearbox and a rear-wheel-drive system that help it reach 0 to 62 mph in 3 seconds flat, 0 to 124 mph in 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 224 mph.

Gumpert says that a 650-hp and 800-hp trim will also be made available. Information on those two variants and pricing on the Gumpert Apollo Speed will be announced at a later date. For now, enjoy the teaser.

Gumpert Apollo Speed:


At a glance

GUMPERT apollo speed (700 HP)
Transmission: sequential six-speed gearbox with synchronisation and oil cooling, twin plate clutch configuration (diameter 2 x 200 mm), rear-wheel drive, differential lock by Torsen
Chassis: long and pushrod-operated double transverse control arm suspension with fully adjustable dampers front and rear and anti roll bar in front
Brakes: two circuit BOSCH-ABS brake system with six piston callipers, inside ventilated discs (378 x 32 mm) all around
Wheels & Tires: Aluminium cast wheels with centre look front: 255/35 ZR19 rear: 345/35 ZR19
Dry weight: 1.200 kg (For cars with standard equipment without filling. Special equipment may increase this value.)
Allowed total weight: 1,500 kg
Length: 4,460 mm
Width: 1,998 mm
Height: 1,105 mm
Wheel base: 2,700 mm
Wheel gauge: front: 1,670 mm, rear: 1,598 mm
Tank capacity: 120 litre
Engine: V8-cylinder-Biturbomotor with 90o cylinder angle, light metal cylinder heads with 5 valves per cylinder, four overhead camshafts, hydraulic valve clearance compensation, double-flow exhaust system with three-way catalytic converter, dry sump lubrication
Cubic capacity: 4,163 cm3
Engine performance: 515 kW (700 HP) at 6.500 rev/min
Maximum torque: 875 Nm at 4.000 rev/min
Litre performance: 123,7 kW/Litre (168 HP/Litre)
Maximum rev.: 7,200 rev/min
Top speed: > 360 km/h / 224 mph (Depeding on equipment, county related specification, gear ratio and engine power)
Acceleration figures: 0-100 km/h in 3,0 s
0-200 km/h in 8,9 s

Further information regarding price will follow.