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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

New Apollo Arrow Will Be Based On Glickenhaus' SCG003S

You might know #Apollo #Automobil as Gumpert, the company founded by Roland Gumpert, a former Audi Sport director.

Before filing for bankruptcy in 2013 and reinventing itself, the company offered the Gumpert Apollo sports car, which in its most potent variant conquered the Nurburgring in 7:11.57, making it the 6th fastest road-going automobile to lap the track.

As of January 2016, the company was bought by the Hong-Kong based Ideal Team Venture (who also owns DeTomaso), was renamed to Apollo, and unveiled the Arrow hypercar at the Geneva Motor Show.

Apart from saying that the Arrow fulfills all FIA standards and develops 1,000 PS (986 hp) and 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque, Apollo didn’t offer additional information at the time, but now the company has announced a collaboration with Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) and Italian manufacturing house Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT), in order to further develop the model.

The Partnership will spawn a radically redesigned Arrow, powered by a naturally-aspirated V12, reserved only for the track, which will be unveiled in Spring 2017. Subsequently, it will be followed by a road-going version which will utilize the same carbon fiber chassis, tech, and engines developed for Jim Glickenhaus. That means the production-spec Arrow will get a 4.4-litre twin turbo V8, which in the case of the SCG003S,  produces 750 hp.

The road-going version is believed to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, together with the SCG003S.

“I’m really excited to be working on this project with Apollo. The Arrow is a thing of beauty and we can definitely bring a lot of technical know how to the table from our successful experience of competing on the toughest races in motorsport”, said SCG’s founder Jim Glickenhaus.


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