Gumpert Explosion | The Gumpert Apollo’s AWD Alter-Ego for a Fraction of the Price
Posted on 08 March 2014
Chances are you've seen the Gumpert Apollo on the UK version of Top Gear. Perhaps you've even driven a Gumpert car in Microsoft's popular racing simulator, Forza Motorsports. Either way, we're betting you've heard of the German motorsport company, Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur. Gumpert is at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, showing their latest creation: the Gumpert Explosion. The name stands out, and so should its impressive 420-horsepower, 383 pound-foot turbocharged four cylinder engine powering all four wheels. The chassis is made of carbon fiber and the body is constructed from fiberglass. Gumpert Cars claims the Explosion goes from 0-60 in three seconds flat, and touts a top speed over 185mph. An even more Explosive S version is planned, with a 495bhp, 461lb/ft 2.5-liter engine. Looking over the fiberglass body, we see influences of Audi, Porche, Scion, and even some Ford Mustang. The front bumber looks a lot like the modern Mustangs. The roof-line reminds us of the Scion FR-S, while the rear end looks awfully similar to Audi and Porche's. The Gumpert Explosion should be available soon if demand is high enough. Currently, they are taking orders at the Geneva Auto Show from customers who's pockets are exploding with a generous $112,000 (or ~86,000 Euros). Check out these photos and let us know what you think about the Gumpert Explosion. What do you think it looks like, and would you buy one?