Here's What Stacking A Gumpert Apollo Looks Like From Inside: Video


Gumpert’s Apollo supercar is known to be both stunningly quick and utterly unforgiving of mistakes, as British Touring Car Championship driver Tony Gilham  found out at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

During what was supposed to be an exhibition run up the Goodwood hill, with automotive and fashion blogger Nancy Atkinson-Turner riding shotgun, Gilham carried a bit too much speed into a right-hand corner, sliding off track and heavily impacting the hay bales. If you missed the crash, you can see it in the video below.

As Atkinson-Turner explains on YouTube, the run was never supposed to be at high-speed, which is why she was wearing “silly shoes” and not properly strapped down into her seat. She praises the efforts of both marshals and first responders, who she credits with keeping her calm (with the help of drugs) following the crash.

Atkinson-Turner suffered whiplash, cuts and bruises in the accident, but is expected to make a full recovery. She praises the support received from Gumpert U.K., the Goodwood Festival of Speed and even Lord March himself.

Even Michelin, who gave her the ride up the hill in the Apollo, gets a shout out, leading us to believe that Atkinson-Turner would be up for another try next year. If next year’s run is in a Gumpert Apollo, we’re pretty sure it won’t be with Tony Gilham behind the wheel.

 
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