Video: On board at Estoril in a Gumpert Apollo

Gumpert Apollo - Photo credit: Fred Pettit
Gumpert Apollo – Photo credit: Fred Pettit

This week we were given  the unique opportunity by MICHELIN to get a couple of laps in the Gumpert Apollo supercar.

The Apollo holds the record around the Nürburgring for the fastest lap for a production road-legal car with a lap time of 7:11.57.

Hope you enjoy the video below…

Editors Note: Sorry it’s not the smoothest of video – recorded on a handheld video camera.

Car specifications

Manufacturer: Gumpert
Production: 2005-present
Layout: rear-wheel drive
Engine: 4.2 L (260 cu in) twin-turbocharged V8
Transmission: 6-speed sequential manual
Wheelbase: 2,700 mm (106.3 in)
Length: 4,249 mm (167.3 in)
Width: 1,994 mm (78.5 in)
Height: 1,105 mm (43.5 in)
Curb weight: 1,100 kg (2,400 lb) to 1,200 kg (2,600 lb)
Designer: Roland Gumpert and Roland Mayer

3 engine types available:

  • Base version – approximately 650 PS (478 kW; 641 bhp)
  • Sport version – approximately 700 PS (515 kW; 690 bhp)
  • Race version – approximately 800 PS (588 kW; 789 bhp)

Speed overview:

  • Top speed is 360.4 km/h (223.9 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) reached in 2.21 seconds
  • 0-200 km/h (120 mph) in 8.8 seconds.
  • Wow, those are some impressive stats! I hope I get the chance to drive a Gumpert Apollo one day.