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View Poll Results: Gumpert Apollo Sport
Sub Zero 17 18.89%
Cool 26 28.89%
Uncool 24 26.67%
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Gumpert Apollo Sport

This time we have what can only be considered a street legal race car. The company that makes it, Gumpert, claims that it was made with the possibility of it also being a daily driver, even if its real place is on the racetrack. You can also order it any color you want.

Engine: Audi 90 V8
Displacement: 4,163 cc
Aspiration: Twin turbo
Power: 800 bhp
Weight: 1,200 kilo (2,645.5 lbs)
Drive: Rear-wheel drive
0 - 60 mph: 3.0 seconds
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Re: Gumpert Apollo Sport

This one is now open!
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Thats wicked
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Looks like something out of Blade runner
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Re: Gumpert Apollo Sport

Cool just for the name,"I drive a Gumpert"..........
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seriously uncool. ugly, horrible shed of a car, it may be quick but so's dihorreha
 
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Seriously uncool. Incredibly ugly and trying way too hard.

I'm sure that on a track it's in its element. However, tooling around the car park at Morrisons you're going to look like a twonk.
 
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Shocking!
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Re: Gumpert Apollo Sport

Cool because of what it does on track.

It is a triumph of function over form and is ugly because of the aerodynamics.
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Stupid name & trying waaaay too hard to ever be cool.
 
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surely a 'gumpert' is a condition you're diagnosed with?

Falls at the first hurdle.
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Seriously uncool. Incredibly ugly and trying way too hard.

I'm sure that on a track it's in its element. However, tooling around the car park at Morrisons you're going to look like a twonk.
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Wot he said!
 
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Re: Gumpert Apollo Sport

Seriously uncool for all sorts of reasons.

First: its overbearing hideousness. Imagine how anyone would look driving one on the street.

Second: the name. Even "Apollo" sounds like a naff 90's kit car.

Third: the use of the Audi engine relegates it below real supercars (McLaren F1 notwithstanding).

Fourrth: I've seen roadtests in mags that suggest it doesn't quite deliver all it says on the tin.
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It's no oil painting for sure, but cool.
 
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Re: Gumpert Apollo Sport

Not sure I'd get this over any other track-focused supercars. But still, I voted cool for the effort.
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Seriously uncool.

Stupid name, ugly as hell and the company that imports them is based in the worst town in all of England. Burnley, Lancashire
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Re: Gumpert Apollo Sport

i think it looks great,and goes well with the F4,so cool
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Seriously uncool. Incredibly ugly and trying way too hard.

I'm sure that on a track it's in its element. However, tooling around the car park at Morrisons you're going to look like a twonk.
summed up perfectly, thanks HST
 
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Re: Gumpert Apollo Sport

I think it's more A10 Warthog than F4 Phantom myself.



Shades of RS200?

It's like a German Noble powered by Audi?

It's for the track and therefore competes more with more track focused cars?

I suspect it struggles on the bangs per buck criteria?

Turbos?
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Uncool, the styling looks like a kids radio controled car

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I would like one for the track but not the road

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Re: Gumpert Apollo Sport

Almost had to dock points for the use of an Audi engine but hell that is gorgeous!
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Re: Gumpert Apollo Sport

I think anyone who can afford one, will have a different daily driver. Although it would be a bit of fun to nip down the shops in!

To pick up on the A10 Warthog idea, I have a theory that function over form often can be beautiful, especially when it is done on such an uncompromising basis. The Apache helicopter is another example of this.

I'm saying cool.
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I think anyone who can afford one, will have a different daily driver. Although it would be a bit of fun to nip down the shops in!

To pick up on the A10 Warthog idea, I have a theory that function over form often can be beautiful, especially when it is done on such an uncompromising basis. The Apache helicopter is another example of this.

I'm saying cool.
I think you're right about form over function.

You'd still look like a complete *** if you turned up at ASDA in this though.
 
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Re: Gumpert Apollo Sport

It's got a great specification - but is too hardcore to be a cool roadcar - so uncool despite what it does and how it does it
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