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
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.