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Gumpert Apollo Enraged, Gumpert Apollo R, Gumpert Apollo 8 revealed

Gumpert has unveiled three cars at this year’s Geneva show; the Gumpert Apollo Enraged, Gumpert Apollo R, and Gumpert Apollo 8, all offering ridiculously ferocious levels of performance.

The Gumpert Apollo Enraged is a special edition street legal version. Don’t think fora moment that means it’s toned down by any means. It comes with a 4.2-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 780hp (582kW). Inside, there’s an LCD multifunction display and embroidery on the seats.

Kicking it up a notch, the Gumpert Apollo R is the track-ready version. It comes with the same engine, although it gets a boost increase, as well as a racing exhaust system and retuned ignition system. It produces slightly more than the Enraged, pumping out 848hp (633kW).

Gumpert has managed to shed weight on the Apollo R by revising the wiring harness, removing the boot, and changing some of the underbody, giving it an over weight of just 1100kg – think of the power-to-weight ratio.

Roland Gumpert, company founder, recently spoke about what the cars mean and what they represent. He said,

“Okay, so perhaps it is a bit crazy to take the most extreme, barely still street legal vehicle and make it even more extreme. But the idea behind the Enraged, just like the Apollo R itself, embodies our philosophy and our understanding of pure German speed with absolute consistency.”

Lastly, the Gumpert Apollo 8. It’s the most serious of the trio, featuring a proper race snorkel induction for the engine, taking air in from above the roof. The Apollo 8 also features a very aggressive rear splitter, and a full race cockpit.

Gumpert is currently sitting very high on the Nurburgring all-time lap records list, and, depending on what you call a ‘srteet legal’ car, is so far the second-quickest with a time of 7:11.57, done in the Apollo Sport. Gumpert is looking to attack the ‘Ring once again in these new cars.

We’ll keep you updated with any videos or times that come through.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.