Ever since Gumpert went out of business, I’ve been pretty upset that I might never see a new Apollo in production. Even though it wasn’t the most insane car– performance wise– it was once of the most aggressive looking cars out there and one of my favorites. Heck, I have a model of it sitting right on my desk.
The story of Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur ended when they filed for bankruptcy in 2013. They then went into liquidation after the backer that was supposed to bring them back to life backed out. In January of this year, Gumpert was acquired by Team Venture, who also happens to own De Tomaso. With this purchase they renamed the company Apollo Automobil GmbH.
And now, just a month later we already have good news. In a Facebook post today, the new Apollo N was announced with a new picture (seen above). The post’s description states:
#Today we are still building the #fastest road car on the #planet, we are and we will always be a force in the restive advance of performance, and for us as #engineers, this is reason enough. Here we present to you#ApolloN. #ApolloN will mark the first milestone of #apolloautomobil#staytuned for the #newchapter
Excited? Me too. Stay with us to learn more as it’s released.