Apollo Arrow concept and SCG003C race carEnlarge Photo
Chinese-backed supercar startup Apollo, formed from the bankrupt remains of Gumpert, unveiled its first model at the 2016 Geneva auto show, a 986-horsepower mid-engine spaceship called the Arrow.
To handle the development and production, Apollo has turned to Manifattura Automobili Torino, the Italian engineering skunk works also responsible for the SCG003 from America’s Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus.
The two cars will share more than just a manufacturing center, though. The Apollo Arrow and SCG003 will also share technology, including a motorsport-honed chassis and twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 spitting out approximately 750 horsepower. The move will help spread the costs of developing the technology, which is crucial when you consider the low volumes of the respective supercars.
Like the SCG003, the Arrow will be available in both road and race car forms. The Arrow race car, code-named the Titan, is expected to adopt a V-12 engine from an established automaker. The Titan will debut alongside the SCG003 road car (the SCG003S) at the 2017 Geneva auto show next March and will later tackle the famous hill climb at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
“I’m really excited to be working on this project with Apollo,” SCG CEO and founder Jim Glickenhaus said. “The Arrow is a thing of beauty and we can definitely bring a lot of technical knowhow to the table from our successful experience of competing on the toughest races in motorsport.”