Gumpert teases the Tornante by Touring

Gumpert Tornante Touring Concept
Gumpert Tornante Touring Concept

Boasts 700 PS (515kW / 690 hp)

Gumpert has released the first teaser image of the Tornante, ahead of its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show.

Featuring an attractive design by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, the bespoke supercar has an expressive front fascia with a regulator grille, aggressive air intakes, and swept-back headlights. Furthermore, the Tornante is outfitted with gull-wing doors and composite body panels.

The car will ride on an advanced chrome-molybdenum steel space frame with a carbon fiber monocoque that offers the ideal balance of strength and lightness. Additionally, the new model adopts the double-wishbone suspension and TT40e gearbox from the Apollo.

Power will be provided by a mid-mounted 4.2-liter biturbo V8 engine which produces 700 PS (515kW / 690 hp). In 2012, Gumpert will introduce an "alternative powered" variant but no word on whether it's a diesel, hybrid, or something else altogether.

Source: Gumpert

700 HP announced for the new GUMPERT Fast Tourer designed by TOURING SUPERLEGGERA

First image of the new TORNANTE

The international stage of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show will witness an extraordinary world premiere. TOURING SUPERLEGGERA will unveil its design concept for GUMPERT. The GUMPERT TORNANTE by TOURING is a static style model projected and engineered to match a new central engine chassis with V8-powered driveline. The Tornante is scheduled as an addition to the GUMPERT model range as of 2012.

In the development of the 2-seater coupe, TOURING was commissioned a design adding elegance, space and comfort to a package rooted in motorsports and competition engineering. The result aims at opening a new class with attributes of superior efficiency, performance and pleasure: the Fast Tourers.

The car's performance and dynamic properties generated tight constraints for the designer. While respecting aerodynamics, ground effect, engine and brakes ventilation, special attention was given to comfort and ergonomics.

From two fairly different perspectives, GUMPERT and TOURING share the philosophy to remove everything that is not essential. Hence the shape is clean, efficient, and well-balanced. Innovative proportions were achieved in the rear section. A typical feature is the gull-wing opening of both the doors and the wide rear hood.

Featuring composite body panels over a light chrome-molybdenum steel space frame with carbon fiber monocoque, the Tornante aims at lightness and torsional stiffness. This principle mirrors the original Superleggera construction method patented by Touring in 1936.

The Tornante has the genes of the GUMPERT apollo and inherits its impressive V8 Biturbo engine. The 4.2 liter unit delivers 700 HP in the basis version. The drivetrain is also an apollo derivative, featuring as standard for the sake of comfort the TT40e gearbox with paddle shift control. The built-in double- wishbone suspension scheme from the apollo is adjusted to the requirements of the Fast Touring mission profile. Alongside the basic version, an alternative powered Tornante is also planned for 2012.

The GUMPERT TORNANTE by TOURING will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday, March 1 2011 at 15:00 on the booth of TOURING and GUMPERT (Hall 2, booth 2055/2057).

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ffurious44 ffurious44
A beautiful swan. See this image I found on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/hochste_auto/5473403096/
Feb 24th, 2011 2:52pm
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ffurious44 ffurious44
I agree with HEMI426, italian designers have made it a sexy fast car
Feb 24th, 2011 1:05pm
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It looks a lot softer than the apollo, but I like the design a lot more like this.
Feb 14th, 2011 11:39pm
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Garais87 Garais87
can't wait for it :)
Feb 14th, 2011 8:38pm
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scratchy996 scratchy996
yeah , whatever , i guess they need a pretty car too , but i hope they keep the Apollo as hardcore as it is now.
Feb 11th, 2011 9:59pm
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GTurbo GTurbo
From rough to smooth in 60 seconds! Now that's a Gumpert I wouldn't mind driving and being seen in. Audi can help with the engine; perfect.
Feb 11th, 2011 8:33pm
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Murcielago2006 Murcielago2006
Front kinda resembles the Honda S2000
Feb 11th, 2011 6:59pm
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RobERob RobERob
I thought the same thing, too. Wishful thinking I guess. Beautifully desiged though.
Feb 11th, 2011 8:09pm
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cronan cronan
Cool, but Superleggera never could design a proper set of headlights.
Feb 11th, 2011 5:04pm
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catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
seems they got rid of the quasimodo theme.
Feb 11th, 2011 4:55pm
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Homerlovesbeer Homerlovesbeer
Looks awesome
Feb 11th, 2011 4:30pm
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