If you’re one of the people that want a car to impress and be the object of everyone’s envy, then the Apollo Arrow is what you need. You must have heard about the Gumpert Apollo, which is one of the fastest cars to have lapped the Nürburgring. However, while the car was impressive when it came to speed, the same could not be said about its appearance. But the same company has released a new model, with the type of bodywork that would manage to leave you impressed right from the moment you lay your eyes on it.
What does the car have to offer?
While the Arrow is quite similar to the Gumpert Apollo, it is the bodywork where noticeable changes have been made. The design of the vehicle is inspired by the ruthlessness of the ocean. It gives the impression that the car is in motion even when it isn’t moving. It has quite a bit to offer you. Not only is it a beautiful sight to look at, but the speed that it offers you also puts it in a different league altogether.
The Apollo Arrow has an admirable torque of around 1,000 Nm at 3,650 rpm with the V8 engine capacity being 3.993 liters. 1,000 HP at 6,750 rpm is the output that the car has managed to attain. These specifications ensure that it is able to reach 100km/h in a duration of less than 2,9 seconds. The car has a maximum speed of 360km/h.
The horsepower of this model has also been improved. This is due to the fact that two turbochargers, which are larger in size, are now located on the top of the car instead of being at their former position, which was at the bottom of the car. The intercoolers and the new exhaust system are some other areas where changes have been made. Another impressive change that has been brought about in the car is that the backpressure has witnessed a decrease and as a result, consumption of fuel is reduced to a slight extent while the power output has increased.
Safety is not something that one would have to be worried about when it comes to this car. It is provided with dampers that are swift in terms of response. Furthermore, it has been ensured that there is an improvement in control. Optimal balance has also been ensured. You will find that the car also has acceleration you are unlikely to find elsewhere, and precise interaction of the tires with center lock fixing to ensure that optimal stability in handling is provided. The braking system is commendable in terms of performance.
A new carbon body has been developed for the car using carbon monocoque that ensures optimal safety. Another change is that a new spoiler has been incorporated into the car, which reduces the wind noise while at the same time buffering the interior. The depth of the window sill, air intake, and gull-wing doors are some other features to make this model remarkable.
The exterior of the car, including the air ducts and caps, are all manufactured from carbon. It is provided with paintwork of metallic Wulfenite orange that extends right from the bumper stretching to the wings and ends behind the door. Meticulous attention to detail has been paid in the designing of this car so as to ensure that it manages to win appreciation at a glance.
The cost of the Apollo Arrow
The final pricing of the car has not yet been worked out by the manufacturers. However, what can be said with certainty is that the car would roughly cost around $1,000,000. Thus, this is one of the least expensive hyper-cars that you will find on the market. It also offers you various customization options and naturally, the more customizations you add to the car, the more it will cost. A production limit of 100 cars of this model has been set by Apollo.
Should the average working Joe get an Apollo Arrow?
This is yet again one of the cars that shouldn’t be on the shopping list of normal working people. It is an extravagant piece of engineering that will leave most of the people broke (that’s if they have the money to buy it in the first place). If you’re someone working on an average wage, then buying this car should be a definite NO.