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Apollo Automobil(Beforehand often known as Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH) is a German supercarmanufacturing firm headquartered inDenkendorf. Roland Gumpert, the founding father of Apollo, as soon as held the place of director of AudiSport. Beneath his administration, Audi gained a complete of 25 World Rally Championshipraces and 4 World Rally Championship titles.

In 2001, Roland Gumpert proposed a brand new era sports car, one that may be race-ready but additionally street-legal. After Gumpert returned to Germany from China on the finish of 2001, Roland Meyer requested him to help in constructing a prototype sports activities automotive. Audi accepted Gumpert's involvement on this challenge on the situation that the brand new sports activities automotive can be a collection product and never a prototype.

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The corporate was based in 2004 underneath the identify "GMG Sportwagenmanufaktur Altenburg GmbH". The technical tips have been outlined and the primary designs of the automotive have been drawn by Marco Vanetta. Upon Vanetta's completion of this course of, the primary 1:four scale model of Gumpert's automotive was produced in 2002.

Gumpert continued with the event of the Apollo, together with theTechnical University of Munich and the Ingolstadt College of Utilized Sciences. They've assisted with the construction work, computer simulations, andwind tunnel tests. This analysis and improvement helped type the blueprint for the primary full-scale mannequin. Lastly two prototype Apollos have been constructed. The manufacturing of the Apollo began in October 2005.

On July 27, 2008 an Apollo Sport was featured on the UK present Top Gear. Richard Hammond and the Stig drove the Apollo Sport. With a lap time of 1.17.1, the Apollo Sport turned the brand new chief on the Power Lap Board, Zero.2 seconds quicker than the previous lap chief, the Ascari A10. The Apollo was quicker than Bugatti Veyron andPagani Zonda across the Prime Gear monitor. It was later crushed with a time of 01:16.eight by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

In August 2013, the corporate filed for chapter and went into liquidation after an nameless backer pulled out of a deal that would have saved the corporate.

In January 2016, the corporate was bought by Hong Kong consortium Ideal Team Venture, additionally proprietor of the De Tomasomarque, and Gumpert was renamed Apollo Automobil GmbH.

On the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Apollo unveiled the Arrow, a hypercar that produces 1,000 hp from its twin-turbocharged four.Zero liter V8 engine. The Arrow can journey from Zero-62 mph (100 km/h) in lower than 2.9 seconds, and has a prime velocity of 220 mph (360 km/h).

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