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AutoBlog: REPORT: Gumpert Apollo Sport sets new production car lap "record" at Nürburgring

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Gumpert Apollo Sport at the Nurburgring - Click above for high-res image gallery

Porsche GT2? Get lost. Godzilla? Scram. Corvette ZR1? Take a hike. Dodge Viper ACR? Nothing but a big sissy. There's a new sheriff in Nordschleifeland and its name is Apollo, Gumpert Apollo. Actually, the proper name is Gumpert Apollo Sport, and on August 13, one piloted by a 26-year-old named Florian Gruber ran around the Nurburgring in 7:11:57, shattering all the other production car "records" by eleven seconds or more. Dang, right?

What makes the Apollo sport so fraggin' fast you ask? How does a 700-hp, twin-turbo'd Audi 4.2-liter FSI V8 strike you? Makes a bit more sense suddenly that little David here was able to chop down all those Goliaths, right? Anyhow, hats off to Mr. Gruber, Mr. Gumpert and the rest of the crew. Here's hoping that one day some sort of governing body sanctions 'Ring times. And we won't say a word to Radical and their "record."



[source: World Car Fans]

REPORT: Gumpert Apollo Sport sets new production car lap "record" at Nürburgring originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 18 Aug 2009 15:19:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Heh! I was there the day after this happened. Albert and I were eating at a local eatery walking distance from the 'Ring main entrance. On our way back to the car, I noticed a yellow exotic parked behind us that I couldn't identify. It was the yellow Gumpert shown in the gallery in this article!

Edit: I'll have a pic of it for you later parked behind my black 320i rental.

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Cool stuff. Top Gear reviewed the car and it was blisteringly fast. However I don't think I'd want to live with it on a daily basis.

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