These Are The Purist's Supercars

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. » 12/05/12 3:00pm 12/05/12 3:00pm

I Was In A $160,000 Car Crash And All I Got Was Hay In My Ladybits

On Saturday night I was due to be at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Ball. Oh how excited I was! However, by 7:00 pm I was lying flat on a spinal board with women plucking straw and glass from my noon. » 7/02/12 2:00pm 7/02/12 2:00pm

Watch A Gumpert Apollo Crash Into The Hay At Goodwood

Whoops. Driving a Gumpert Apollo is no picnic, as BTCC driver (and former cage fighter) Tony Gilham found out this past Saturday at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, when he slid one into the hay during a hillclimb attempt. Gilham's ok, as is his passenger, who spent some time at a local hospital. » 7/02/12 10:00am 7/02/12 10:00am

Is This The Gumpert Apollo Enraged Arriving At The Geneva Motor Show?

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. » 3/04/12 2:00pm 3/04/12 2:00pm

Formula 1 driver Sutil gives a Gumpert some Nürburgring wall rash

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! » 7/19/11 12:30pm 7/19/11 12:30pm

20-year-old destroys borrowed $400K Gumpert Apollo

A young German man wrecked a Gumpert Apollo along a highway near Brokdorf, Germany while maneuvering around a slow corner at high speeds, causing the car to skid into a pasture. The 700-hp supercar was stripped of much of its carbon fiber body, leaving on the passenger compartment intact. » 4/11/11 12:30pm 4/11/11 12:30pm

Feel the rush of an 800-hp Gumpert Apollo on Monza in the wet

Perhaps all of those asides made about the Gumpert Apollo's appearance in relation to the new Gumpert Tornante finally got to it, as this weekend a modified 800-hp Apollo hit Monza with one question: who you callin' ugly? » 3/07/11 9:30am 3/07/11 9:30am

Gumpert Tornante: An Apollo With Room For Luggage, Actresses

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. » 1/24/11 10:30am 1/24/11 10:30am

Supercar-Carrying Truck Crashes On Long Island

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. » 7/12/10 2:00pm 7/12/10 2:00pm

Gumpert Apollo Sport Sets Nürburgring Production Lap Record

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. » 8/19/09 3:40pm 8/19/09 3:40pm

The $7,000 Custom Key Fob

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. » 5/29/09 1:30pm 5/29/09 1:30pm

Gumpert Apollo Speed: We Uncover 223 MPH Beast Before Geneva Reveal

Gumpert tried to hide the much faster Gumpert Apollo Speed from us by putting it in the dark before its 2009 Geneva Motor Show debut. Don't they know we have Photoshop? » 2/12/09 5:30pm 2/12/09 5:30pm

Gumpert Apollo, Top Gear's Top Car, Officially Coming To America!

Click to view » 9/09/08 9:30am 9/09/08 9:30amAccording to the good folks at , the Gumpert Apollo, the , is officially coming to America — and not just as a . The German company announced this weekend a partnership with the Arizona-based tuning shop to have them handle US-market final assembly of ten cars per year, along with performance validation…

2008 Gumpert Apollo Type S

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Today we're going to prove that DOTS isn't just about old cars, nor is it just about daily drivers or beaters with potatoes for gas caps. If it's parked in public within the city… » 8/07/08 9:00am 8/07/08 9:00am

Top Gear Drives Mitsuoka Orochi, Proves It's Still The Ugliest Car In…

If you haven't seen this week's blisteringly fast episode of Top Gear already and you plan on doing so without having plot details spoiled, you should probably ignore this post in its entirety. The rest of you should hit the jump. » 7/28/08 4:01am 7/28/08 4:01am

Gumpert Apollo Hybrid Testing At The Ring?

Well, we knew it'd be out at the Race At Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race, but it looks like it was getting some test time out at the ring a week early. Oh, and did we mention the hybrid Apollo's purportedly rated at 800 HP? Yes, we know it's not the same color as the one we saw in Wired but we're getting… » 5/17/08 2:41pm 5/17/08 2:41pm

Gumpert Apollo Hybrid To Race At Nürburgring 24-Hour Race

The Gumpart Apollo is one mean machine with its twin-turbo 4.2-liter Audi V8. But for next month's 24-hour endurance race at the Nürburgring, Gumpert will be swapping out that powertrain for something a bit more green. Since fuel economy is a key factor in a long race, the Apollo racer will be fitted with hybrid… » 4/23/08 5:00pm 4/23/08 5:00pm

Gumpert Apollo Production Starts

The new, Audi-powered Gumpert Apollo — a joint venture between Audi tuning house MTM and former Audi motorsports chief, Roland Gumpert — has entered serial production, The German Car Blog reports. The $200,000+ supercar, powered by a 650hp, twin-turbo variant of Audi's 4.2-liter V8, is touted by its builders as… » 11/07/05 10:41am 11/07/05 10:41am