Whoever said passion and performance were a dying breed?
Last March at Geneva, the automaker now formerly known as Gumpert was re-launched, taking on the name Apollo Automobil. Its first concept also debuted at Geneva, the wonderfully insane Arrow. We spoke to Apollo's people at the Swiss show and were told that, yes, a production version is on the way. And more. Today we've just learned what more is. Apollo has announced that it's partnering with Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) to develop the all-new Arrow.
Yes, this is the same Glickenhaus founded by James Glickenhaus and his equally wonderful SCG003C track terror that competed at Nurburgring 24 Hours. Glickenhaus himself is back with the new 750-hp SCG003S. According to Apollo's official press release, SCG and Italian manufacturing house Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT) will be working with the former to build the production-spec Apollo Arrow. Actually, there's going to be two Arrows. The first is the track-only project Titan, featuring a "radically redesigned body powered by a naturally aspirated V12." It'll be unveiled next spring and will also take part in the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The second car is the street legal Apollo S, powered by a twin-turbo V8.
Both Apollos "will utilize the chassis technology developed for the SCG003C." MAT engineered and built the SCG003C and will now begin developing the Apollo S hypercar. James Glickenhaus says that he's "really excited to be working on this project with Apollo. The Arrow is a thing of beauty and we can definitely bring a lot of technical how to the table from our successful experience of competing on the toughest races in motorsport."