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True or reality? Can electricity be the main power behind our mobility? Since kid I believed in it, by reading that the first Porsche was electric car, and finally in 2008. I started this blog to promote electric cars, sustainable mobility and enjoyment of driving. Website dedicated to driving enthusiasts who want exciting sports cars powered by electricity. There is no substitute. Green Supercar covering electric sports cars – from over 150 articles on new prototypes, production models, industry news to editorial reviews and coverage of related gear. Also we cover hybrid supercars, hydrogen cars, e-bikes and other interesting vehicles for driving enthusiasts.

Gumpert and Apollo the monstrous

Personally I don’t like Top Gear. Too much mocking around and not enough facts. I am gear head and therefore enjoy facts. Those guys from Top Gear learned lesson in 2008. They drove gumpert Apollo. And it was the fastest car their Stig ever drove on the track. Top of the list.

Same car made me start this blog in 2008. First I was so amazed by stance and race pedigree of Apollo. Than I realized they have hybrid version too and they will take it on famous  24 Hours Nürburgring race. I said F*ck! I have to write blog about it. And come up with this one. OK, down to facts.

Apollo is in production from 2008. Each car is customized for driver, as there is no electric seats with memory and similar unimportant details. Still interior is beautifully build and car is hand-build to highest quality standards. Check images below.

This hybrid beasuty can deliver up to 519 PS (382 kW; 512 hp), powered with a 3.3 litre V8 twin-turbo engine coupled with a 100 kW (136 PS; 134 hp) electric motor. same as Pruis (hehehe), Apollo has the ability to recharge the battery under braking and extend time on track without re-fueling. Great way to show off that hybrid cars have their place on the race tracks.

Roland Gumpert, founder of the company, was Head of Audi sport division. With his vast experience, intention was to develop street legal super car with amazing aerodynamic. By their claim Apollo can be driven upside down in a tunnel.  And to step further they have been the first to bring hybrid car to race track.

Apollo was the first. Other followed. And never reached him.
With the big anticipation we are waiting for Apollo 2.0…

Enjoy. ..

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Official website http://www.gumpert.de

5 thoughts on “Gumpert and Apollo the monstrous”

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  3. Futures Passed says:

    It’s great to hear that this car having success as a hybrid. Hopefully this will lead the way for more hybrid supercars, and even sports cars which people with normal budgets can buy.

    1. dean_l says:

      Hi FP – it already did! Apollo was featured 2 years ago. Since there there was numerous new models manufactured – from supercar to basic, cheap models. Did you see Rimac Concept_one on our homepage slideshow? That is the new rock’n’roll – plugged and dangerous 🙂

      1. Futures Passed says:

        Ah yeah, I remembered this was an older article after I clicked “post” and felt pretty dumb. I’ll go check the home page out now!

        1. dean_l says:

          Thanks Stephen. You’ll find some great cars on our homepage.
          Future of transport is in renewable energy sources. I strongly believe in that. One of my favorite cars ever was mx5. It was so easy and fun to drive, inexpensive and reliable. Now I think – how much better it would be if it was electric! I hope Mazda guys will realize this too :)Good luck with your websites too and come back again from time to time. Soon we’ll do big redesign and invest more in GSC. Cheers

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