Video: Lapping Monza in the Gumpert Apollo

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2010 Gumpert Apollo

2010 Gumpert Apollo – Click above to watch the video after the jump

This video comes to us from a tipster named Marco, who’s pals with the owner of the only Gumpert Apollo in Italy. On a recent winter’s afternoon, Marco’s friend invited him along for a couple laps of Monza in the 800-horsepower extraterrestrial German supercar.

Marco points out that this particular Gumpert has been massaged a little to meet the power put down by the Apollo’s race-prepared sibling. Marco’s buddy gives this thing a decent workout, but understandably holds back from really thrashing his rare-as-bird’s-teeth bespoke rocket. See for yourself after the jump. Thanks for the tip, Marco!

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Geneva 2011: Gumpert Tornante by Touring makes the Apollo look like an Aztek

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Gumpert Tornante by Touring

Gumpert Tornante by Touring – Click above for high-res image gallery

Remember the Gumpert Apollo? It boasted world-beating performance while wearing a face only a mother could love. Thanks to design firm Touring Superleggera, the Apollo now has a much better looking new sibling sharing the Gumpert stable. It’s called Tornante, which, according to Google Translate, means “hairpin bend” in Italian. For all we care, it could mean “Sexy Catfish” because it’s a huge leap forward in style when compared to the Apollo, even if the split-window Chevrolet Corvette rump is derivative and more than a little unflattering.

Just because this new Gumpert is softer doesn’t mean it has any less bite than the Apollo. Gasoline is fed to the mighty 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which produces 700-horsepower. The Tornante utilizes the same TT40e transmission as the Apollo but received paddle-shifters.

We’re still waiting for more details to rise to the surface, because word on the Geneva streets is that Gumpert has an even more powerful version planned for the future. Apollo owners, feel free to remove the bag from your head and head-on out to your local Gumpert dealer. Just tell them you want “the prettier one” this time.

Gallery: Gumpert Tornante by Touring: Geneva 2011

Gallery: Gumpert Tornante by Touring

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