At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, German supercar maker Gumpert will debut the Tornante beside the existing Apollo Sport hypercar. The Gumpert Tornante, a two-seater touring superleggera, is based on a new central engine chassis and V8-powered driveline. Gumpert said that the new hypercar will open a “new class of automobiles born for the extremely dynamic and fast voyage, the Fast Tourers.” The full details are not yet available but reportedly, the Gumpert Tornante features the original Superleggera construction principle: composite body panels on a space frame with carbon fiber monocoque.
Gumpert has set new benchmarks for driving dynamics of street legal cars with the apollo but Gumpert has requested the Milanese designer to include space, elegance and comfort to their typical sheer performance attitude. Gumpert claims that the product boasts a combination of “very Italian sporty elegance and German high-end engineering.”
A new world record was famously set by the apollo model in 2009. It was the fastest street legal car to lap the Nurburgring track, with a time of 7:11.57 minutes on the Nordschleife. However, this record was later broken by the Radical SR8LM. The Gumpert brand is symbolized by the griffin (a mythological creature that is half lion, half eagle) which epitomizes strength and speed, as well as earth and air.