Lauded for its brutality of styling in its original form, the UK Autocar Magazine described the first generation of the Apollo in 2005 as “A contender in the pantheon of terrifying sights.”
Apollo N
Apollo N
Apollo N
Despite a history of excellence in automotive engineering, Germany lacked a genuine hypercar manufacturer capable of challenging the Italian hegemony of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Pagani. Apollo – and its antecedent, Gumpert – seeks to apply the precision of German engineering philosophy to the ultimate expression of automotive performance.
The company’s first car was conceived in the rarified research environments of the Technical University of Munich and the Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences before taking form in the company’s factory in Altenburg. The result took the world by storm.


Based on a mid-engined configuration underpinned by a tubular chromoly frame and integrated carbon monocoque, the Gumpert Apollo S broke cover in 2005 and soon after made good on its intent by securing an award from Sport Auto for the fastest lap ever recorded by a street legal road car on the 21km Nordschleife in a time of 7m 11.57s.

The Apollo underwent a series of iterations and variants, progressively evolving the performance envelope while staying true to its engineering tenets of aerodynamically-informed surface profiling.

This road-optimised weight distribution and a track & wheelbase ratio designed to best use the prodigious power from the V8 bi-turbo engine.

Apollo’s team of engineers, integral in the past, present and future development of Apollo. One of their superlative achievements – upgrading the Apollo Enraged to the new Apollo N.

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