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MrAngry
07-13-2010, 11:33 AM
I'm not going to lie, sometimes being an automotive journalist has perks. Sunday I was invited up to Monticello Motorsports Park to drive the Gumpert Apollo. It weights 2400 lbs, makes 700 hp, costs $750,000 and tops out at 224 mph. It was an unbelievably hairy ride. Power is from a twin-turbo 4.2 liter Audi V8 with a sequential gearbox. It's by far the twitchiest thing I've ever driven... this car WILL kill you if you're not careful. Fun ride though.

http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=71519.0;attach=132 075;image

http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=71519.0;attach=132 076;image

http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=71519.0;attach=132 077;image

http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=71519.0;attach=132 078;image

John Wright
07-13-2010, 11:35 AM
WOW.....<wipes drool>

2400 lbs, makes 700 hp

dropit69
07-13-2010, 11:36 AM
Holy Crap !!!! THATS WICKED !!!!!!.

DFRESH
07-13-2010, 11:40 AM
I'd be happy to risk death and drive it if there's a line somewhere to be in. I don't suppose there is any video? 750HP and 2400pds sounds like a party.

Doug

fantasygoat
07-13-2010, 11:44 AM
Isn't this the car that was wrecked in the recent car hauler crash?

MrAngry
07-13-2010, 12:20 PM
The car was involved in the hauler crash on the Wantagh Parkway as it was heading out to Legend Porsche on Long Island, but came away unscathed. It was on the lower level of second trailer. A 1200 hp 911 Turbo and 650 hp 911 Turbo took some damage though.

The best video is the Top Gear Review
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEyjI08UY_k)
Just a note though, if you're over 5' 10" you'll have a tough time fitting in this thing. I turned my 6' 4" 240 lb. body into a pretzel...

progoat
07-13-2010, 12:25 PM
that power to weight ratio sounds like a fun ride,where do I sign up:naughty:

Nessumsar
07-13-2010, 12:32 PM
Super cool car! I saw one of those at the Red Bull Drifting Championship last year. Fastest car around the Top Gear test track, it must be good!

ProBell
07-13-2010, 12:37 PM
Thanks for the pictures Mike. We will be at Monticello Motorsports on Monday the 26 with SCDA if you are interested. Randy

Rybar
07-13-2010, 01:07 PM
That's killer Mike, your a lucky guy for sure to get to drive that thing.

FoxGranadaChuck
07-13-2010, 01:53 PM
That car is killer Mike!!

6'9"Witha69
07-13-2010, 02:11 PM
Super cool car! I saw one of those at the Red Bull Drifting Championship last year. Fastest car around the Top Gear test track, it must be good!
The Ferrari FXX beat it by almost 7 seconds. But it is still very respectable. I am hosed on ever buying one though. 6'9" and 265 lbs. I would never fit.

TonyHuntimerRaceHome
07-13-2010, 03:22 PM
Thanks for sharing your porn!

Tony Huntimer
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Tony's Speed Shop -podcast

coolwelder62
07-13-2010, 04:09 PM
How's the door gap's.!! :fingersx:

MrAngry
07-13-2010, 04:43 PM
In all honesty the panel fitment on the car is pretty bad. Basically they made the most insane car possible and then decided, OH ****!! we need body work...

CarlC
07-13-2010, 09:56 PM
The Ferrari FXX beat it by almost 7 seconds. But it is still very respectable. I am hosed on ever buying one though. 6'9" and 265 lbs. I would never fit.

I've got a Sawzall and I'm not afraid to use it.....

DFRESH
07-13-2010, 10:06 PM
How's the door gap's.!! :fingersx:

You are so "Cars and Coffee" Irvine with that comment--LOL

Doug

69MSA
07-13-2010, 10:51 PM
You are so "Cars and Coffee" Irvine with that comment--LOL

Doug

Haha, a dealer took a Gumpert over one Saturday, and it got stuck on the speed bump going in and had to be rescued. I shouldn't laugh though because I got stuck and stalled out on the very same bump this past weekend..

I dunno about this car though, 700 horsepower, 2400 pounds, and it will still be the looks that kill you, not the speed.

Matt

ArtosDracon
07-13-2010, 10:56 PM
If you didn't like the way it handled you should have adjusted it, virtually every aspect of the suspension on those is adjustable. If you go to far or the wrong direction though, it goes from harry to scary FAST.

ill steez
07-14-2010, 07:12 AM
The Ferrari FXX beat it by almost 7 seconds. But it is still very respectable. I am hosed on ever buying one though. 6'9" and 265 lbs. I would never fit.


but to be fair, the FXX was on slicks and driven by mr. schumacher himself.

in any case, that car must be absurdly fast.

FoxGranadaChuck
07-14-2010, 07:30 AM
In all honesty the panel fitment on the car is pretty bad. Basically they made the most insane car possible and then decided, OH ****!! we need body work...


Not exactly a good thing when one is driving 200+ mph.....

elitecustombody
07-14-2010, 07:32 AM
Cool car for sure, but what's with the school bus shifter?

DynoDon
07-14-2010, 08:44 AM
No wonder it was hairy, the steering wheel wasn't atached to anything but the passenger seat :drive1:

John Wright
07-14-2010, 09:35 AM
I've got a Sawzall and I'm not afraid to use it.....
Lay down the saw, and slowly back away....LOL

David Pozzi
07-14-2010, 10:23 AM
What's under the black box?
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=71519.0;attach=132 077;image

ill steez
07-15-2010, 10:23 AM
Cool car for sure, but what's with the school bus shifter?

sequential transmission, much like this one:

http://www.lgmotorsports.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=603_615&products_id=2179

FoxGranadaChuck
07-15-2010, 02:08 PM
Wonder what it would be like to drive this beast in a small, Southern (US) town.....

79-TA
07-15-2010, 09:10 PM
Haha, a dealer took a Gumpert over one Saturday, and it got stuck on the speed bump going in and had to be rescued. I shouldn't laugh though because I got stuck and stalled out on the very same bump this past weekend..

I dunno about this car though, 700 horsepower, 2400 pounds, and it will still be the looks that kill you, not the speed.

Matt


The secret for entering the cars and coffee lot is to go in through the exit where there are no speed bumps . . . it's kind of a necessity for my car.

elitecustombody
07-16-2010, 04:33 AM
sequential transmission, much like this one:

http://www.lgmotorsports.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=603_615&products_id=2179

Does it require a 2 feet long shifter?Simply looks hideous

GM Muscle
07-16-2010, 10:34 AM
Does it require a 2 feet long shifter?Simply looks hideous


for $28k they want to give you as much shifter as possible!! lol

FoxGranadaChuck
07-16-2010, 10:55 AM
for $28k they want to give you as much shifter as possible!! lol


For $28K, the transmission should be able to shift itself. LOL

GM Muscle
07-16-2010, 10:58 AM
technically it doesnt need a clutch so it does? haha

MrAngry
07-16-2010, 04:20 PM
Technically you could use this on the road, but for intensive purposes this sucker is a flat out race car for the street.

FoxGranadaChuck
07-16-2010, 11:53 PM
Technically you could use this on the road, but for intensive purposes this sucker is a flat out race car for the street.


I rather suspected that one.....