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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? gumpert explosion gumpert explosion gumper explosion

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  • Michael Burke: November 10, 2015

    BMW heavily in the front, an possibly Holden in the rear.

  • Nick Larson: November 10, 2015

    350z and ford fusion.

  • Arthur James Morris: November 10, 2015

    Frs and an audi a4

  • Mathew Thomas Adams: November 10, 2015

    BMW M +Lexus LFA

  • Chris Mills: November 10, 2015

    BRZ + 2015 Mustang Concept

  • Zach Frederick: November 10, 2015

    Mazda and Toyota

  • Gordio Hanson: November 10, 2015

    I’d say Volvo and Audi

  • Dalton Maes: November 10, 2015

    Eclipse and evo

  • Kyle Wolff: November 10, 2015

    Kia Spectra/FT86

  • Rocky Powers: November 10, 2015

    Looks like a lfa, evo, and vw mix

  • Chuatz Vang: November 10, 2015

    Ft1 and fiat 500

  • Sam Le: November 10, 2015

    Audi tt/brz/frz/g8

  • Miles Riitters: November 10, 2015

    Ford Fusion, Newer Eclipse.

  • Paul Madson: November 10, 2015

    I second the eclipse and evo

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