Gumpert Apollo Sport claims Nurburgring record

Gumpert Apollo Sport claims Nurburgring record

Gumpert Apollo Sport
While none of the lap timings set at the German Nurburgring racetrack are officially sanctioned, small-time carmaker Gumpert claims that their new Gumpert Apollo Sport has set a new lap record for a road-legal production car at the track, timed and reported by German magazine Sport-Auto.

The Apollo Sport was driven by a certain 26-year-old driver named Florian Gruber, and the “record” time of 7 minutes 11.57 seconds beats the previous record held by Michael Düchting, who did 7 minutes 14.89 seconds with a Donkervoort D8 RS06 in 2005. Though none of these vehicles are exactly “production” cars, the Radical SR8 in road-legal trim incidentally has a faster time of 6 minutes 55 seconds, though one could argue that the Radical is even less of a proper car than the Gumpert. The Dodge Viper ACR, the Chevy Corvette ZO6 and the Nissan GT-R all take longer than 7 minutes 20 seconds.

The Gumpert Apollo Sport is powered by a 700 hp 4.2-litre twin-turbo V8 engine supplied by Audi. It allows for a 0-200 kph time of 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 360 kph.

Roland Gumpert, a former VW executive, started his company back in 2004 to create track-ready supercars that were also street-legal. The Apollo Sport is not on sale yet.

What do you think?



  1. cool car but how much it costs?i think it’ll cost a fortune!!!!

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