FINALLY. Someone has had the sense to name a new car 'explosion.' Yes, meet the new Gumpert Explosion, which is a real car that is named Explosion.
Gumpert, the German maker of insane road racers with a flair for aggressive design, is no more. With the passing of Wiesmann last week, this is the second German automotive death in just the month of August.
If you think about it, it's pretty clear that they don't make supercars for the hardcore fanatics. What the companies responsible for creating our dreamcars have in mind today are Chinese millionaires, Russian playboys, and some emission, noise and pedestrian safety regulations. Maybe some retired dentists as well.
Gumpert has announced they will premiere two new versions of their always insane Apollo at this week's Geneva Motor Show—an 860 horsepower Apollo R and the Apollo Enraged. We believe this is a picture of the latter version being unloaded at the Palexpo in Geneva.
Formula 1 driver Adrian Sutil was apparently behind the wheel of this Gumpert Apollo when it took the route less traveled around part of the Nürburgring. Yep, carbon fiber crash protection system works. Hat tip to Kozak & Kai!
Earlier this month, Shanghai opened its Formula 1 circuit for its SIC Club Challenge, something that translates through Google as "super running carnival." With more than 500 supercars looping the track, the name sounds entirely apt.
Nürburgring track blog Bridge To Gantry took up the mantle of sorting out which street-legal production vehicle — not track-only trailer queen — holds the current lap record. Meet the new king of the 'ring, the 2009 Dodge Viper ACR.
The Gumpert Apollo could never be accused being too attractive. But the German supercar builder is trying to change that with a new model styled by Italy's Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. A new teaser shows how that's going for them.
Remember Gumpert's Apollo (pictured)? Milan-based Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera is prepping a more spacious touring version for the Geneva show. Like the Apollo, the Tornante will be rich in carbon fiber and horsepower. Overnight bag and "aspiring model" optional.
A tractor-trailer delivering three supercars to a dealership in Long Island crashed early this morning on a New York state parkway. The truck's contents? Two Porsche 911s and one rare Gumpert Apollo I was supposed to drive yesterday.
The truly mean Gumpert Apollo Sport has powered its way to a Nürburgring lap time of 7:11.57, simultaneously setting the fastest lap for a production road-legal car and embarrassing the competition.
If expensive supercars and gold paint jobs aren't unique enough for you, Eng-i-Creation can whip up a one-off silver and gold embellished custom folding key-fob for only about $7,000.
Want to drive like the Stig, but without the anonymity? Well, Nice Price or Crack Pipe is here to help, with the only American-spec Gumpert Apollo available, and it's all kinds of orange.
Thought the amazingly-fast-around-the-track Apollo was too meek? Then why not try the all-new Gumpert Apollo Speed with the same 650-, 700- and 800 HP choices, but with revised aerodynamics and that new, blue coral color.