Apollo Automobil GmbH announces the launch of its latest hypercar, the Arrow. With this release, the recently rebranded company will start a new chapter in its history and is optimistic that the Arrow will be able to exceed the records set by the Gumpert Apollo.
It was back in 2015 when the company, then known as Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH, underwent restructuring, came out of it as Apollo Automobil. In fact, it’s now owned by Ideal Team Ventures Limited. A holding company, Ideal Team has investments in various industries in addition to the auto sector.
These include leasing and chartering, food and beverage, and financial services. Ideal Team owner Norman Choi shares that when it came to the Gumpert Apollo, he has always been a fan of this hypercar as it manages to stand out from the rest.
He adds that he is excited to be given the chance to revive, reinvent and then rebuild this excellent vehicle. Mr. Choi further adds that he is happy about the upgrades done to the Apollo N and the newly released Arrow, aesthetically and technically.
The CEO for Apollo Automobil is still Roland Gumpert, who is also the Chief Engineer. Mr. Gumpert led the team consisting of technical experts and engineers to develop the Arrow. According to him, the Arrow is indeed a magnificent car as it manages to blend automotive art with the engineering that Germany is known for.
While this is still a prototype, he adds, the company is confident that this vehicle will be able to reach the unimaginable.
Meanwhile, Managing Director Bailey Xu shares that its UK and Germany teams have managed to transform what was already a powerful engine while taking into account the aerodynamic factors and vehicle dynamics. Mr. Xu adds that he was excited by the notion of using the F22 Raptor’s characteristics on the Arrow.
Inspired by marine biology, he continued, the engine in the Arrow is expected to provide a maximum 1000HP of power while giving a torque of 1000 Nm, allowing Apollo to reach new heights. Having a new investor is not the only significant event that became a part of the Apollo’s new history as it will also be following a new design philosophy and will be implementing new engineering insights.
In addition to its new technology center and factory located in Denkendorf, Germany, it will also be starting a new network of dealerships and showrooms in order to make the Arrow known worldwide.
With this new corporate vision, the company wants to show its renewed commitment in its goal of becoming the world’s best hypercar manufacturer. Speaking of the new design philosophy, the one on the Arrow is clearly inspired by the ocean and all its ruthlessness.
However according to the company, this will not be limited to this model as it will be appearing in what will follow as the brand moves forward. The reason for this is that many people generally have a highly sensitized response when it comes to design and often unconsciously link the signs that start from a main principle.
It was important then for the designers to make sure that the rebranded Apollo would follow this as it will set the style of its future cars. The Arrow has a fluid design that evokes the image of a shark giving it the appearance of being in constant movement even when it is just standing still.
However, human intervention is still important. With the team facing a design mission of having a high aerodynamic threshold, the best way was to go to Mother Nature. When it comes to design, the cues that are utilized from plants or animals are generally efficient.
Take for example the notion of moving gracefully on the ocean. One of the best examples that do so is the shark as it is not only pleasing to look at but is also mechanically efficient.
This is the reason why the design of the Arrow was inspired by this predator. Aside from the already unique features, the Arrow’s speed also displays why this hypercar is truly the best symbol of the ocean.
The seats and the rest of the interior have a dynamic and aggressive look that fits the message that the Apollo N is trying to convey. On the center of the dashboard is the newly developed instrument cluster.
The display is fully digital and even adjustable. There are three driving modes to choose from: Basic, Race, and Sport. The company will also be offering personalization options at the request of the buyer.