Remember GT1 races? Cars like the Porsche GT1 and the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR turned in unprecedented lap times around the world. The CLK GTR was built by HWA, a German racing company. Their expertise is being called upon again by Apollo, to help finalize the details of the IE.
The Apollo IE (Intense Emotion) is a V12 powered beast that weighs in at only 2,700 lbs. Attention to detail and extensive simulations yielded a chassis that weighs 275 lbs, or 16 times lighter than my 1991 Buick Station Wagon. The team at HWA built every example of the race and street legal versions of many famous cars, so they are the right crew to perfect Apollo’s designs.
A historical moment: In the spirit of staying true to the ethos of Apollo and to the philosophy of the IE, in its efforts to pay homage to our favorite days, the GT1 era, we have created a strategic technical partnership for the final development of the IE with HWA AG. _ HWA AG was responsible for the legendary Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR racing car development and produced all road-going examples of the famous GT1 car. _ Now the team behind the most successful GT1 car of all-time is working on the only modern day GT1, the Apollo IE. _ #IntensaEmozione / #ApolloIE
All 10 cars for model year 2018 will be powered by Ferrari’s F140 series V12. Yes, the same V12 from the Enzo and the Maserati MC12 will make the IE a force to be reckoned with. If you can’t handle power of this level, click the link below for other options and stay with us for all your Apollo updates.