Supercar startup Apollo has confirmed that its much-hyped Intensa Emozione, or IE for brief, can be unveiled in Italy on October 24.
Apollo is the Chinese language-backed, Italian-based agency born out of the stays of Germany’s Gumpert. It first confirmed up on the 2016 Geneva Motor Present the place it introduced the 986-horsepower Arrow supercar.
Now Apollo is only a week out from displaying the IE. Anticipated to be a extra excessive, track-only model of the Arrow, the IE has been in improvement for a while and is tentatively slated to start out deliveries in early 2018.
“We’re extraordinarily anxious and proud that we are going to quickly be capable to reveal the product of our ardour to the world,” Apollo boss Norman Choi mentioned in a press release.
Simply 10 examples are deliberate and every purchaser can have entry to a driver coaching program to be held at a few of Europe’s high racetracks. Related applications have been included with rival observe automobiles such because the Aston Martin Vulcan, McLaren P1 GTR and Ferrari FXX Ok.
Energy within the IE will come from a naturally aspirated V-12 and will peak at round 800 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. A road-going model, possible sticking with the Arrow title, will function a extra emissions pleasant twin-turbocharged V-Eight.
Apollo initially teamed with America’s Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus to co-develop the IE and Arrow alongside the SCG003. The plan was to share main parts corresponding to engines and chassis to assist scale back prices. Nonetheless, Apollo and Glickenhaus have since gone their separate methods, with Apollo selecting to work completely with Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT) on improvement and manufacturing of its fashions. The Italian engineering skunk works was additionally chargeable for a lot of the SCG003.
Apollo Arrow idea and SCG003C race automotive
The IE and its road-going sibling have been designed from scratch. Underpinning them can be a bespoke chassis created from carbon fiber. The light-weight stuff will even be used for a lot of the physique and inside.
Apollo’s aim is to construct supercars which can be highly effective, light-weight and aerodynamically environment friendly. The automobiles will even include the most recent in-car expertise corresponding to connectivity, however nothing that can distract from the uncooked emotion of driving a supercar.
“We felt that each one the technological development and automation in at present’s supercars took away the pure, uncooked emotional connection between the driving force and automotive,” Choi defined. “We needed to construct a automotive that may fill that void separating automotive and driver—so we constructed the Apollo IE.”