Gumpert Apollo

Infobox Automobile


name = Gumpert Apollo
manufacturer = Gumpert
production = 2005–present
engine = convert|4.2|L|cuin|abbr=on twin-turbocharged V8
top_speed = convert|224|mph|km/h|abbr=on
transmission = 6-speed manual
weight = convert|1100|kg|lb|abbr=on
designer = Roland Gumpert
Roland Mayer
predecessor =
successor =
related =

The Gumpert Apollo is the first vehicle produced by Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH in Germany - in the city of Altenburg, Thuringia. It currently holds the fastest time around the Top Gear test track at 1:17.1 beating the Ascari A10, Pagani Zonda F and Koenigsegg CCX.cite web|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/show/powerlaps.shtml |title=Top Gear Power Laps| accessdate=2008-08-10]

Production

Gumpert hopes to produce 150 Apollos between 2005 and 2008.Fact|date=July 2007

Design

The Apollo is a convert|1100|kg|lb|abbr=on, street-legal race car. It is a mid engined, rear wheel drive two-seater constructed on a tubular Chromoly frame, with fiberglass or optional carbon fiber body panels. An Audi convert|4.2|L|cuin|abbr=on V8 engine is joined to a six-speed sequential gearbox with Formula 1 influences. It produces convert|650|bhp|kW|abbr=on and convert|627|lbft|Nm|abbr=on. Estimated top speed is convert|224|mph|km/h|abbr=on with 0-convert|60|mph|km/h|abbr=on reached in 3.0 seconds. A new convert|800|bhp|kW|abbr=on version is also being created.

Dimensions

*Length: 4,460/175.6
*Width: 1,998/78.6
*Height: 1,114/43.8
*Wheel Base: 2,700/106.3

Weight
*Kerb Weight: below 1,200/2,645
*Total Weight: 1,500/3,306

Engine

V8- cylinder biturbomotor with 90 degree cylinder angle. Closed-Deck light metal crankcase, light metal cylinder heads with five valves per cylinder, four overhead camshafts, variable time of ignition (Vario Cam Direct) on the intake, Hydraulic valve clearance compensation, dry sump lubrication, double-flow exhaust system with 3-way catalytic converter, four Lambda probes for gas mixture and diagnostics, On-board diagnostic System, intercooler, Engine Management ME7.11, electronic ignition with a rested ignition distribution (eight ignition coils), sequential multipoint fuel injection, electronic accelerator system (Drive-by-Wire)

References

External links

* [http://www.gumpert.de/eng/index_html.html Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur]
* [http://www.racetechuk.com Racetech UK Ltd] The official & exclusive distributor for Gumpert in the UK & Ireland.


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