Gumpert is a German car automaker that is looking to enter the high-end section of the supercar industry by producing cars such as the Apollo or the Tornante.
The 2011 Gumpert Tornante revealed last year at the Geneva Motor Show features a 4.2-liter twin-supercharged V8 engine that produces 700-horsepower. Because this car hasn’t been tested yet, we can’t tell what kind of performance it will have. But judging by the enormous power, and the extremely low weight (only 1400 kg), it will probably reach really high speeds, in a short time. The previous model (the Apollo) got to 60 in 2.9 seconds, and reached a top speed of over 224 mph.
The exterior design looks like the one of an ordinary exotic supercar (if there is such a thing), and is similar to the one of the Apollo. The inside, though, is more spacious, and the driver and passengers can now feel more comfortable.
There is no information available on the fuel consumption. Although it produces such an enormous power, it “only” has a 4.2-liter (because some of the other supercars have 5-liter and above engine), and the mass is also remarkably low. This might lead to an acceptable fuel economy.
The pricing is yet another thing that Gumpert hasn’t released to the public. The Tornante will probably be more expensive than the Apollo that cost 300,000 euros (or about $340,000), so this is not an affordable vehicle. In this reviewer’s opinion, this isn’t really a car worth buying – with such money on hand one could buy faster, more luxurious and established exotic supercars.
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