In 2016 at the Geneva Motorshow, a surprise unveiled by legendary Roland Gumpert, CEO and Chief Engineer, called the Apollo Arrow. Most automotive enthusiasts know of the Gumpert Apollo, but with Norman Choi, owner of Ideal Team Ventures Limited, an investment in producing the next hypercar for the masses was born.
Back in 2015, Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH was rebranded as Apollo Automobil GmbH.
“I have always been a big fan of the Gumpert Apollo. It was, in my opinion, a thoroughbred hypercar that stood out among its competitors,” says Norman Choi. “The Arrow is truly magnificent – it is the perfect combination of German engineering and automotive art,” comments Gumpert.
Bailey Xu, Managing Director, was quoted as saying, “I was instantly electrified by the idea of applying the characteristics of the F22 Raptor to the Apollo Arrow, with the inspiration of marine biology, the Arrow could deliver up to 1000 HP and 1000 Nm of torque, and thus taking Apollo to a new level.”
With the new design philosophy and engineering, Apollo will rise from a brand new factory and technology center in Denkendorf, Germany. Look for the launch of a worldwide network of showrooms and dealerships to help it introduce the Apollo Arrow. The Goal: To become one of the best hypercar manufacturers on the planet.
While performance figures are one of the factors that determine what can be called a supercar, the Apollo Arrow goes further by including inspirational design and sound engineering. The Arrow draws on a fierce ocean mammal, notably the Shark, for its sleek design and appearance of being in constant motion, even when it stands still. The efficiency of Mother Nature aids the designers in breaking the high aerodynamic threshold.
The new Apollo Arrow has a 3.993-liter V8 engine with 1,000 horsepower. This powertrain allows the vehicle to reach 62 mph in less than 2.9 seconds. The Arrow’s top speed is 220 mph.