You know those feel-good stories where the home team wins and the guy gets the girl? Yeah, we hope this is one of them.
Gumpert, Germany’s other other other carmaker, has recently hit its stride and seems to be recovering from a 2013 bankruptcy. The company found a new investor and has since unveiled the Explosion sports car at the recent Geneva Motor Show. If that wasn’t enough, the group has revealed plans to build a successor to its firstborn Apollo, called the Tornante.
It seems like an oddly Italian name for a German supercar, but that’s because it was designed by Touring – the folks who just gave you the Disco Volante – back in 2011. Gumpert says the production car will be based on the Apollo chassis and built on request, but hasn’t revealed engine specifics. The original concept boasted a twin-turbo Audi V8 that cranked out 700-horsepower and 663 lb.-ft of torque. We like the sound of that very much.
If the Apollo is any indication, this has the potential to be a serious performer. Look for it to debut at next year’s Geneva Motor Show.
[via Motor Authority]