Gumpert Teases W/ New Tornante Touring, Yes It Still Has 700HP

By | February 13, 2011

Gumpert Tornante Touring Superleggera supercarIt’s a problem everyone faces at one point. You want the speed, grip and general insanity of the Gumpert Apollo S. You don’t want the uncomfortable ride or the looks that would make even theĀ Morgan Aero 8 look like a naked Sienna Miller rather than a shirtless Chris Lee. A problem indeed, but for every problem there is an answer. And in this particular scenario, the answer is Gumpert’s new Tornante Touring Superleggera.

To make their insane Apollo more refined and…well… usable for places that aren’t a racetrack, Gumpert teamed up with Touring Superleggera to design a car that captured the essence of the Apollo while at the same time make it “practical”. In case you don’t know- we didn’t either- Touring Superleggera were the people behind the Bently Shooting Brake, a designed also used in the new and completely terribleĀ Ferrari FF. This time though they had enough sense to stay away from the Shooting Brake design and just focus on the shooting part. That’s because the Tornante is said to have the Apollo’s same twin-turbo 4.2L Audi V8 that spits out an impressive 700HP as well as the same transmission and a nearly identical suspension. Essentially the Tornante will be that motorized crazed drug addict we call the Apollo in a size 1 dress with no underwear.

To build hype before the car’s official debut at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show, Gumpert has released a painting made from watercolors of their Jaguar C-X75 Tornante Touring Superleggera. It looks intriguing, but as we so subtly pointed out in the last sentence, it looks EXACTLY like the Jaguar C-X75 concept. Whatever. 700hp.

[Chad Waite, Top Gear]

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