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Gumpert Apollo news — Gumpert’s Green Hell - 2008

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As if next month’s Nürburgring 24 hour
race wasn’t looking juicy enough with a Lexus
LF-A and three
VW Sciroccos already set to compete, German manufacturer Gumpert has announced that it will
run a hybrid version of its Apollo
supercar at
the Green Hell.

The hybrid Apollo - which will be painted
green to highlight its eco-credentials - is powered by a 3.3-litre V8 mated to
a 134bhp electric motor, and will produce some 630bhp when the two run in

The electric motor will recharge using
energy recovered from braking - a forerunner to the hybrid systems set to enter
Formula One in 2009.

The racing Apollo will be piloted by
former F1 driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen and ex-Nürburgring winner Dirk Muller.

If you fancy
watching the Gumpert duke it out with Porsche 911 GT3s, Lamborghini Gallardos,
Dodge Vipers and the rest over the weekend of the May 24/25, get planning that
road trip now.

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