Dec 18 2012, 1:44pm CST | by Shane McGlaun
I will readily admit to believing that the Gumpert Apollo is one of the best looking supercars in all of the world. I will also readily admit that the new car that surfaced from Gumpert called the Tornante is not appealing to my eyes at least. The backend of this car is horrible and looks like the designers tried to copy the split window Corvette Stingray of the 60s.
Looks aside, the car has a potent powerplant with the 690 hp twin turbo V8 engine. The car is expected to have a top speed of about 186 mph. The engine will be paired with a six-speed semiautomatic gearbox shifted with paddles. The car is also tipped to have aluminum or forged 19-inch wheels upfront and 20-inch units in the back.
Gumpert also promises that an alternative power version of the car will be offered next year. Presumably, they're talking about electric or hybrid vehicle. It's unclear exactly how much the car will cost, but it will be far from cheap.
Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.
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