Even At 4,000 RPM The Apollo IE's Naturally Aspirated V12 Sounds Spectacular
Who is Apollo and why should we care about their new hypercar? Well the Apollo name should sound familiar to hypercar enthusiasts. It was the name of the ugly duckling that spent a brief time on top of the Top Gear Power Lap board. The Apollo was built by Gumpert named for the company's founder Roland Gumpert. Gumpert is no longer involved with the company so during some corporate restructuring the company re-branded itself Apollo, named after the company's first hypercar.
Freshly renamed Apollo announced they were building a throwback hypercar. A hypercar without the modern hybrid systems and ever present turbochargers. The Intensa Emozione (Italian for "Intense Emotion") is not dominated by modern technology opting for a more classic approach. An apprach that gives the driver the feeling what of a raw unburdened hypercar can be.
Power comes from a 6.3 liter V12 that will rev up to 9,000 RPM “in excess of” 780 hp and 561 lb/ft of torque. That is a recipe for a truly spectacular soundtrack. Even at partial throttle (about 4,000 RPM) the IE sounds amazing. Imagine what full throttle sounds like?