Apollo’s reborn GT1 racecar for the road is going into production.
The first customers will be getting their Intensa Emoziones this summer. What exactly will they receive, in return for their £2m? Well, in the middle there’s a naturally aspirated 769bhp V12 engine, driving the rear wheels via a six-speed Hewland racing pneumatic gearbox.
Performance should be mighty: 0-62mph in 2.8secs, a top speed of 208mph, and sensational lap times, thanks to 1,350kg of downforce at 186mph in a car that weighs around 1,250kg.
There are plans afoot for a track-only version of the IE, once the ten entirely bespoke production cars are completed, and given the motorsport intelligence that’s built been in from day one, we wouldn’t bet against an Apollo once day taking to the grid of more than just an ultra-exclusive track day.
The Apollo IE marks the return to the truest, most organic form of the hyper-car. Created from a blank sheet of paper, the IE is the beginning of the next chapter of Apollo. Our flagship hyper-car that represents the ethos of the brand.
From the beginning, our team set out to build a car that is lightweight, aerodynamically efficient and connected, but unimpeded by any emotionally dilutive technological systems. During the course of achieving this goal we poured in heart and soul, sweat and tears. The journey itself was intensely emotional.
The IE is a superleggera that combines the aerodynamic efficiency and mechanical grip of a modern GT1/GT3/LMP race car with the classical thrill of a high-revving naturally aspirated V12. This car has an organic granularity that other modern hyper-cars strive for, but are unable to deliver. All this while featuring a modern, intensively striking design language that symbolizes the brand.
This is a car that captures the lost emotion and fading spirit of the cars we grow up loving.
A car with its own soul. A car that provides the driver with a modern, yet nostalgically pure, unadulterated sensory experience. A car that is fuel for the senses. A car that lives and breathes with intense emotion.
This is Intensa Emozione. This is the Apollo IE.