Gumpert Tornante Fast Tourer set for Geneva debut

Gumpert Apollo Speed
Gumpert Apollo Speed

Promises to be elegant and comfortable

Gumpert has announced plans to introduce a second model, the Tornante, at the Geneva Motor Show.

Details are limited, but the car will be designed by famous Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera and will "add space, elegance and comfort" as a two-seat "Fast Tourer" variant of the performance-oriented Apollo. Furthermore, the Tornante will feature a composite body, a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis, and a mid-mounted V8 engine. No word on output, but the Apollo uses a 4.2-liter biturbo V8 with 478 kW (650 PS / 641 hp) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque.

The car will be unveiled on March 1st, so stay tuned for continuing coverage.

Note: Gumpert Apollo Speed pictured

Source: Gumpert

GUMPERT gets a TOURING SUPERLEGGERA design for the second model of the range

World premiere of the GUMPERT TORNANTE by TOURING in Geneva

TOURING SUPERLEGGERA was commissioned by GUMPERT to design their upcoming new model, a 2-seater Fast Tourer based on a new central engine chassis and V8-powered driveline. After setting new benchmarks for driving dynamics of street legal cars with the apollo, GUMPERT requested the Milanese designer to add space, elegance and comfort to their typical sheer performance attitude. The result is a blend of very Italian sporty elegance and German high-end engineering.

The GUMPERT TORNANTE by TOURING opens a new class of automobiles born for the extremely dynamic and fast voyage, the Fast Tourers. The Tornante features the original Superleggera construction principle: composite body panels on a space frame with carbon fiber monocoque. The car will be unveiled on March 1st 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show.

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schumiachtzig schumiachtzig
If this ( http://goo.gl/xlHff ) is the real Gumpert Tornante, I like it! Italian guys from Touring did a nice job.
Feb 24th, 2011 12:34pm
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TransAmFan TransAmFan
Woohoo! The Apollo was a crazy car that could eat a corner, I can't wait to see what they have done to improve since then. Crossing my fingers it can at least beat the Veyron SS around TopGear's test track
Jan 27th, 2011 6:59am
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Evil1 Evil1
Actually i like Apolo very much and I'm sure i'll like this new Gumpert as well.
Jan 25th, 2011 4:34pm
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badaboom badaboom
better than a ferrari hatchback
Jan 25th, 2011 2:02pm
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Garais87 Garais87
nice how they push that Audi V8 to the limit :)
Jan 25th, 2011 1:37pm
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charlemagne charlemagne
now they move from fugly to bizarre. what a move...
Jan 25th, 2011 1:31pm
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Uhlenhaut Uhlenhaut
My gripe with the Gumpert has always been the engine choice, the TT GT4ish looks also don't do it justice at this price level.
Jan 25th, 2011 1:12pm
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BrianWCF BrianWCF
"Note: Gumpert Apollo Speed pictured"
Jan 25th, 2011 12:48pm
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TheAlchemist TheAlchemist
Looks like it might look better than the outgoing *hopefully*
Jan 25th, 2011 10:12am
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messershtig messershtig
As far as i can tell from the silhouette, the Oh-so-ugly -ness is gone. The basic shape seems to mimic the Apollo, which might go either way. The Bentley Hunaudieres was beautiful despite the shape.
Jan 25th, 2011 8:28am
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Melong666 Melong666
Elegant for them is u get to move the seat back and forward.
Jan 25th, 2011 5:00am
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And the steering wheel up and down. BWahahhahaa
Jan 25th, 2011 5:58am
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wbizarre wbizarre
a gumpert, elegant? improbable.
Jan 25th, 2011 4:15am
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catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
The design team did a good job on the bentley shooting brake. Maybe at the end of the day, the new Gumpert will look better than the new Pagani (which looks like an overweight catfish). Who would have thought of that a few weeks ago?
Jan 25th, 2011 3:31pm
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