The V12 in the new Apollo sounds suspiciously like it's from a Ferrari F12
That high pitched howl is certainly familiar
Reformed from the ashes of Gumpert, Apollo is about to release its latest hypercar onto the public roads, called the Intense Emozione. Initially revealed earlier this year as featuring a naturally aspirated V12 and costing a cool £2 million, the IE has other exclusive brands like Pagani and Koenigsegg in its sights.
And judging by a short clip of the car demonstrating a couple of burnouts, it seems like the car utilises one of the most manic powertrains on the market.
The IE has been specced with a mysterious 6.3-litre V12 and judging by the noises that it is making in the video below, it sounds very much reminiscent of the 700bhp+ twelve-cylinder unit found in the Ferrari F12. Apollo has said the engine has been produced by the engineers at Autotechnica Motori, so if it isn't the basic Ferrari block, maybe some internal modifications have been made.
The IE is quoted to make 769bhp and 560lb ft of torque, the exact same power produced by the insane Ferrari F12 tdf. And although those may seem small for a true hypercar, Apollo is keeping to its ethos of creating the most intense driving experience possible, with the IE's design incorporating a huge amount of aero (which creates 1350kg of downforce at 186mph, apparently) that will make it a serious track weapon.
0-62mph is dealt with in 2.7 seconds and it'll top out at 207mph, but before any journalists can get behind the wheel, this smoking burnout is as good as it's gonna get. Do you think it sounds familiar?
Would this downforce-heavy hypercar tempt you over a Pagani Huayra or a Koenigsegg Agera? Comment with your thoughts below!