The German exotic brand previously called Gumpert has been reborn as Apollo and has now used the Geneva Motor Show to provide the first act of its resurgence – which includes not one but two vehicles.
We were expecting the Apollo N to arrive on the show floor of the Swiss event thanks to the company’s teasers, but the specialty marquee has also produced a surprise in the form of the new Arrow that may (if all goes according to plans) take on the Big League of supercars. While the company says it has decided to tone down the design of the Arrow we’re still treated to a spectacular vehicle thanks to the wide stance and aggressive body kit with immense wing and scooped roof. The design looks fluid enough and we have been tipped this is the result of countless hours of optimizations that called for increased aerodynamic efficiency – a stepping stone for any supercar.
The model is powered by a biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine (we’re thinking Audi to be the donor) that develops 1, 000 horsepower and 1, 000 Newton meters of torque. All that oomph has been delivered to the road using a sequential seven-speed gearbox treated to a self-locking Torsen differential. Apollo is looking to settle the curb weight below 2,866 pounds (1,300 kilograms) and claims the Arrow will reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.9 seconds. It will travel in 8.8 seconds to 124 mph (200 km/h) and will continue to speed up to the maximum level of 223 mph (360 km/h).
The vehicle rides on massibe 20-inch front and 21-inch monoblock cast wheels wrapped around Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, has AP Racing brakes with six-piston calipers, a manually adjustable (between 40 mm and 120 mm) ride height and an automatic lift system that jumps the ground clearance by 40 mm at both axles when needed. By the way, the Apollo Arrow is both street legal and in compliance with all FIA standards, so it can be easily tasked to switch between road and track performances.