Back from the dead with the model that killed them, and an explosive resurrection.
Returning from the depths of bankruptcy, German supercar maker Gumpert is back with their old killer- the manic Apollo- as well as a new entry- the Audi TT-based Explosion. The former was an insane V-8 powered supercar with a 4.2-liter Audi engine, making anywhere between 650 and 800 horsepower. The new model- appropriately named Explosion- comes with a choice of a 420 horsepower 2.0-liter four and a 510hp inline-five.
Looking much tamer than its predecessor, the Explosion promises to be easier to keep on the road, while even the 420hp version is said to deliver 0-62mph times of less than 3-seconds. The Explosion will go into production before the end of this year, going on sale in Germany for approximately $150,000. With these numbers, its looks and hopefully- some more input from their friends at Audi- the Explosion should prove to be a very interesting revival for this near-dead brand.