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The ApolloN Continues Gumpert's Tradition Of Wonderfully Bonkers

Is that such a bad thing? Not at all.

It’s no secret that the old supercar automaker that was once referred to as Gumpert is now called Apollo. What is surprising, however, is the fact that it looks like Gumpert, or Apollo has no interest in creating vehicles that are radically different than before. Sure, the Apollo Arrow is a lot different from Gumpert’s older supercars, but the "new" ApolloN looks extremely similar to the track-focused supercars from Gumpert. That's because the once "fastest road car on the planet" has been given some proper updates.

The exterior of the ApolloN isn’t exactly what we’d call pretty, but more performance oriented. The interior is more of the same where the only creature comforts are a 12V plug in system, climate control, a rearview camera, a sat-nav system, iPod control and Bluetooth hands free. Not bad for the "fastest road car." The real magic, however, is the ApolloN’s engine, which is a 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The beastly V8 puts out 690 hp and 649 lb-ft of torque, which is matched to a sequential 7-speed transmission. A regular manual transmission can also be fitted to the car upon request.

While we’re not doubting the ApolloN’s ability to reach blistering speeds, 690 hp doesn’t exactly sound like a lot when the latest breed of hypercars are pushing over 1,000 hp. In a straight line, the ApolloN can get to 62 mph in 3.0 seconds flat and get to 223 mph. The ApolloN isn’t new ground for the supercar automaker, but it’s great to see the brand back in action. Needless to say, the ApolloN looks a lot more aggressive in person and is especially stunning with visible carbon-fiber parts.

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