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Gumpert Tornante Fast Tourer set for Geneva debut

 Gumpert Tornante Fast Tourer set for Geneva debut
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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Comments (14)

 schumiachtzig schumiachtzig
If this ( http://goo.gl/xlHff ) is the real Gumpert Tornante, I like it! Italian guys from Touring did a nice job.
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February 24, 2011 5:34 am
 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
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January 26, 2011 11:59 pm
 Evil1 Evil1
Actually i like Apolo very much and I'm sure i'll like this new Gumpert as well.
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January 25, 2011 9:34 am
 badaboom badaboom
better than a ferrari hatchback
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January 25, 2011 7:02 am
 Garais87 Garais87
nice how they push that Audi V8 to the limit :)
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January 25, 2011 6:37 am
 charlemagne charlemagne
now they move from fugly to bizarre. what a move...
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January 25, 2011 6:31 am
 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.
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January 25, 2011 6:12 am
 BrianWCF BrianWCF
"Note: Gumpert Apollo Speed pictured"
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January 25, 2011 5:48 am
 TheAlchemist TheAlchemist
Looks like it might look better than the outgoing *hopefully*
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January 25, 2011 3:12 am
 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.
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January 25, 2011 1:28 am
 Melong666 Melong666
Elegant for them is u get to move the seat back and forward.
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January 24, 2011 10:00 pm
 wbizarre wbizarre
a gumpert, elegant? improbable.
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January 24, 2011 9:15 pm