Longtime readers know how much we love the Gumpert Apollo, a car defined by its downforce. Therefore we are happy to see that the production in 2009 will be increased to 25, making more customers very happy.
Up until now, just 40 Apollo models have made it out of the factory in three years, but with plans to expand its sales to the lucrative American market, as well as other markets, the 45-man team at Gumpert is getting ready to almost double its yearly output. In the past few months, Gumpert has been able to find people interested in buying its cars in Europe, the Middle East and other areas as well as the United States. The company also says it wants to further expand its distribution network, “mostly towards the East”, to markets such as “Russia and the Asian region or Australia”, hinting at the likelihood of a right-hand-drive Apollo being produced.
Decked out more like a racing car than a traditional luxury supercar, the Apollo features a tube frame made from chromium molybdenum steel which is also used in the building of aeroplanes, and it already fulfils standard international design specifications from the FIA motor sport authorities, which should make it appealing for those who want to track the car. With eight cylinders, 650hp, 850 Nm and a top speed of over 350km/h, the Apollo promises to challenge even the most skilled drivers.
Source: Motor Authority