This is the Tornante, an evolution of the Gumpert Apollo supercar. Roland Gumpert, as true aficionados are aware, was at least partly responsible for Audi’s great rallying success in the ’80s. A few years ago, he set up his own company to design and build low-volume, high-performance machines bearing his name; powered by Audi V8 engines, of course. The Apollo is far from conventionally pretty, but it is light and fast. The Tornante (which means “tight turn” in Italian) now adds some comeliness to the mix of 700 hp, composite body and chromoly spaceframe. It is meant to be more of a tourer than the Apollo, and Gumpert will start making a few in 2012.
Does it drive as good as it looks? Yes it does! #superstreet #drivingisbelieving #bmwi8 #azusacanyon