Gumpert apollo sport sets a new Nürburgring lap record (Video)

GUMPERT apollo sport is a car for a real purists driver. Power comes from an Audi sourced 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 that packs 700 horsepower. It weighs just 1200 kg (2645 lbs).

0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) comes in just 3.0 seconds and top speed is 360 km/h ( 224 mph).

On August 13th apollo sport set a new lap record for road legal cars on legendary 13 mile Nurburgring Nordschleife. It was driven by a 27 year old race driver Florian Gruber and the new Ring record is 7:11,57.

With an average speed of around 106,78 mp/h (171,84 km/h) the apollo was by 3,32 seconds faster than the former record holder(Donkervoort D8 RS06). And – by the way – more than 13 seconds faster than the Maserati MC 12 in 2008. ”And, well – I even could have gone a little faster”, said the pretty unimpressed driver after coming back into the pits. And not even one drop of sweat on his brow after the record lap. The apollo sport in standard factory specification was equipped with road legal MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup tires and an adjustable suspension by KW suspensions.

“The conditions were good, but not perfect – so we have still got potential to go faster”, concluded Florian Gruber.
From his point of view, the apollo has the potential to even break the 7 minutes mark. And Roland Gumpert, former
Head of AUDI SPORT and managing director of the GUMPERT Sportwagenmanufaktur, adds with a wink: “It is great that we broke the record and that we were able to show the potential of the apollo – but at this stage there is no need to go faster. We don´t want to demoralize our fellow competitors by now…”

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