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  • Nürburgring record-setting Gumpert Apollo is for sale

    It may bear a name that's easy to poke fun at, but this 2009 Gumpert Apollo is also responsible for a record-setting run around the Nürburgring, lapping the iconic track in just 7:11.57 back in August of 2009. At the time, that was the fastest a production car had ever been pushed around the 'Ring. With just 5,792 miles on its odometer today, you can now own this piece of the Green Hell's history. Production cars have gotten quite a bit faster since the Apollo was used to set its delightfully angry lap––the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS shaves just over 14 seconds off Gumpert's...

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    Gumpert returns with new Chinese partner, RG Nathalie fuel cell sports car

    German engineer Roland Gumpert is back with a new sports car, and this time it's got a revolutionary electric powertrain. Gumpert is the person behind the legendary Gumpert Apollo line of supercars. After his Gumpert brand ran into financial difficulties earlier this decade, the company was taken...

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    Apollo and Roland Gumpert part ways

    Apollo Automobil, the Chinese-backed, Italian-based supercar company born out of the remains of Germany’s Gumpert, announced on Friday it has cut ties with Roland Gumpert. The former Audi executive is the founder and namesake of Gumpert and started working for Apollo after it bought the...

  • Wreckage of a Gumpert Apollo that crashed during the 2016 Gumball 3000
    Gumpert Apollo crashes during Gumball 3000 rally

    The 2016 Gumball 3000 only started on Saturday but the annual road trip has already seen its first crash. A rare Gumpert Apollo crashed yesterday during the run from the Scottish capital Edinburgh to Manchester, England. According to onlookers, the German supercar spun out of control on a curved...

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    Apollo N debuts at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

    Alongside the striking Arrow supercar on Apollo’s stand at this week’s 2016 Geneva Motor Show was another, somewhat more familiar model. The car is the N, essentially an updated version of the former Gumpert Apollo. The latter N symbolizes the Nürburgring, the race track Apollo...

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    Germany’s Apollo To Sell Former Gumpert Apollo Alongside New Supercar

    There was a time when the fastest car in production came from a little-known German firm with the unusual name Gumpert. The car, labeled the Apollo Sport (shown below), managed to lap Germany’s Nürburgring in a time of 7:11.57, a time it achieved all the way back in 2009 and still...

  • Teaser for Apollo’s new car debuting at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

    Germany’s Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur has been reborn as Apollo Automobil after the company filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and its remaining assets sold off to Chinese group Consolidated Ideal TeamVenture—the same group that recently bought the rights to Italy’s De Tomaso. Apollo is still led by Gumpert founder Roland Gumpert and based near the German city of Altenburg. German heritage and engineering will be core attributes of Apollo, with the colors of the German flag even featured in the new company’s logo. Gumpert, for the uninitiated, was the maker of some of the...

  • Aleksy Marcinow's tattooed Gumpert Apollo on the 2014 Gumball Rally
    Are Car Tattoos The Next Big Trend?

    For some people, there's nothing better than seeing an inked guy or gal walking down the street. To them, the body is a canvas, ready to accept the work of a needle-wielding artisan in exchange for a fistful of cash and a few hours of pain. But how about a tattooed car? MUST SEE: Dubai Police Cars...

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    Gumpert Tornante Supercar On Track For 2015 Launch

    After coming close to becoming yet another failed supercar startup, Germany’s Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur, the maker of the Apollo range of supercars, managed to secure a new investor, and at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show last week rolled out a brand new model. That model, the Explosion sports...

  • Gumpert Explosion - 2014 Geneva Motor Show live photos
    Gumpert Explosion: Live Photos Of 420-Horsepower German Sports Car

    It was good to see German automaker Gumpert at Geneva, following its insolvency back in 2012. The company had kept ticking along building its Apollo supercar, and finally found an investor this time last year--allowing it to bring us the Explosion sports car at this year's Geneva Motor Show. MUST...

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    Gumpert Confirms New Investor, Expanded Model Range

    Germany’s Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur is a maker of some of the most extreme supercars on the planet, though for whatever reasons its cars, despite outperforming some of the best cars from established marques such as Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini, have failed to ignite the market. This...

  • Alleged patent drawings for production Gumpert Tornante supercar
    Alleged Patent Drawings Reveal Production Gumpert Tornante Supercar

    Germany’s Gumpert is a manufacturer of some of the most capable supercars on the planet. In fact, its Apollo Sport managed to lap the Nürburgring in just 7:11.57, a time that’s second only to the barely-road-legal Radical SR8’s time in the production car stakes...

  • Gumpert Enraged live photos, 2012 Geneva Motor Show

    In August, we heard the sad news that Germany’s Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur, maker of the legendary Apollo line of supercars, was forced to start insolvency proceedings following a failed deal to market its cars in China. At the time of the announcement, the administrator overseeing the insolvency proceeding, Görge Scheid, said the company's chances of recovery were good. Soon there were reports that Gumpert had been saved by a new investor, though nothing official has resulted yet. Some positive news Gumpert has confirmed, however, is that it has been allowed to restart...

  • Gumpert Enraged live photos, 2012 Geneva Motor Show
    Supercar Builder Gumpert Saved By New Investor: Report

    This year has not been kind to sports car or race car manufacturers. In August, boutique German sports car builder Melkus announced it was filing for bankruptcy, followed a week later by word that supercar specialist Gumpert was also insolvent. In October, we learned that niche sports car...

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    Supercar Maker Gumpert Declares Insolvency

    Just when it looked like the bankruptcies and bottoms-dropping-out of the car industry were behind us, Gumpert announces that it has applied for insolvency proceedings in its home country. Why? Because it failed to meet its plans to deliver its offbeat supercars to expected Chinese-market buyers...

  • Nancy Atkinson-Turner in the Gumpert Apollo at Goodwood
    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...

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    Gumpert Apollo Enraged And Apollo R Debut In Geneva

    Germany’s Gumpert unveiled two new supercars at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, both of them based on the existing Apollo model though each designed for very a different type of customer. The exampled finished in black is the Gumpert Apollo Enraged, a limited edition model described as...

  • Gumpert releases second teaser for new supercar
    Gumpert Teases New Supercar Ahead Of 2012 Geneva Motor Show

    Last year in Geneva Gumpert rolled out the Tornante, a sexier and slightly more civilized version of the German automaker’s all-out-insane Apollo supercar. For the 2012 Geneva Motor Show this coming March Gumpert is planning to unveil something new and has released a second teaser image along...

  • Adrian Sutil wrecks Gumpert Apollo at the 'Ring. Photo via Bridge To Gantry.

    Believe it or not, Formula One drivers really are human. Well, most of them are, anyway, and that includes Adrian Sutil, who wrecked a Gumpert Apollo on the perilous Nordschleife today. The damage, as you can see in the image above, isn't terminal--it looks like some bodywork will put the car back in full working order. That's a good thing, too. Unlike the top tier of F1 drivers, Sutil probably doesn't have tens of millions of dollars sitting in Swiss bank accounts, waiting to be burned on his latest fancy. Hit the link to Bridge To Gantry below for more photographic evidence of the crash...

  • 20-year-old crashes Gumpert Apollo supercar. Photo via Reuters.
    20 Year-Old Turns Borrowed Gumpert Apollo Into Scrap

    Young men and supercars are the simplest recipe for the heady brew of smashed supercars we all love and yet hate to quaff. The latest bottling has produced the utterly destroyed Gumpert Apollo you see above. While it's only marginally less attractive in 100-mph-yardsale form than with all of its...

  • Gumpert Tornante By Touring Superleggera
    2011 Geneva Motor Show Preview: Gumpert Tornante By Touring Superleggera

    In just a few weeks time we’re about to see a handful of new supercar models launched. Of course, we’re talking about the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, which will see the separate unveilings of the new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, Pagani Hauyra, Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package, Ferrari FF as...

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    2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: 2010 Gumpert Apollo Sport

    Last year there was the Apollo Speed and before that there was the Apollo Black and White editions so it comes as no major surprise that German sports car company Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur is planning yet another variation of its wildly styled supercar for 2010. Set to be unveiled for the first...

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    Gumpert Apollo Sport posts 7:11.57 Nürburgring lap time

    German automaker and motorsports company Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur (yes, that’s how you spell it) manufactures some of the most extreme vehicles on the planet and has recently proven the merits of this claim with a new Nürburgring lap time for itssupercar. The Sport is a mid-tier...

  • Modified Gumpert Apollo Speed supercar spy shots
    Spy Shots: Modified Gumpert Apollo Speed Hits The ‘Ring

    German sports car manufacturer Gumpert unveiled a faster version of its Apollo supercar back at March’s Geneva Motor Show named the Apollo Speed. Building on previous versions like the Apollo Sport and Apollo Race, the new Speed had been further engineered to tackle high speed runs. Setting...

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