It sounds demented.
We live in the greatest era of supercars. Gone are the days when it was only Lamborghini and Ferrari building poster-worthy machines. These days, all kinds of low-production manufacturers are popping up, and cars such as the Rimac Nevera and Apollo Automobil IE are pushing the limits of what we thought possible.
The company responsible for the classic Gumpert Apollo was recently reborn as Apollo Automobil, and what soon followed was the Intensa Emozione. This fire-breathing hypercar blew us away when it was first revealed and made our ears bleed with its raucous soundtrack, but then something even more insane came along and made it look tame: the Project EVO. In a video posted by Automotive Mike, we get to see it in the wild, and it is truly something.
We first got wind of the insane-looking Project EVO in November last year when it was unveiled at the 2021 International Import Expo in Shanghai, China. This car looks like it was conjured up in a mad scientist's laboratory and makes the Bugatti Bolide look tame. Apollo Automobili's Project Evo recently made a rare appearance at a gathering of supercars in Croatia, where it can be seen revving for fans and just looking fabulous in general. The video starts off with the rear end of the car illuminated by an array of brake lights. The V12 engine sounds like a full-on assault on start-up.
Once out of its trailer, one truly starts to appreciate just how insane the design of this car is. The original Intensa Emozione was already a mad car and even made Pagani vehicles look boring, but this is on a different level. A massive front splitter, aggressive LED headlights, rooftop intake, and gullwing doors make this thing look like a spaceship. The side profile is just as insane and features deeply sculpted doors and intakes large enough to swallow a small child or two. At the rear, three massive exhaust pipes jut out from the bodywork and are flanked by the craziest tail light setup we've ever seen.
We're still not entirely sure what engine lurks underneath the vented engine cover, but by the sound of things, we expect the same V12 engine used by the IE to be employed here. This naturally-aspirated 6.3-liter V12 engine from the LaFerrari produces a massive 780 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 561 lb-ft of torque, and in the IE, it transfers its power to the rear wheels via a six-speed Hewland racing pneumatic transmission. Expect a 0-60-mph time in the two-second range and a top speed north of 200 mph. With the IE priced at $2.7 million when it first came out, we wouldn't be surprised if the Project EVO costs over $3 million. All we can do is daydream and put this video on repeat.