Geneva 2011 – Gumpert Tornante – rpmGo.com

Gumpert Tornante

At the 81st edition of the Geneva Motor Show, the German company Tornante brought a more refined GT-style version of the Apollo. Dubbed Tornante, it is the result of the collaboration with the Italian coachbuilder Touring Superleggera and it will go on sale next year.

Gumpert Tornante

The body engineering and the design were developed by the Italian coachbuilder, a company that became popular after launching the Bentley Continental Flying Star shooting-brake. The Tornante is a 2-seat supercar that borrowed some of the styling of the Apollo, but it looks more luxurious and less edgy.

Gumpert Tornante

It has very big frontal and lateral air intakes while at the back they’ve removed the big wing of the Apollo and now it looks more elegant. Inside there is a racing-style cabin, high-sitting rear-view mirrors. The SLS-inspired gull-wing doors have been retained.

Gumpert Tornante

The engineers over at Gumpert used an Apollo-derived space frame chassis and the same central power unit layout. After many weight-saving measures, the curb weight of the Tornante is only 2,866 lb (1,300 kg).

Gumpert Tornante

The engine is the same V8 biturbo 4.2-liter borrowed from Audi, that has been completely reworked and it now produces a whopping 700 hp. This power plant is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox that can change the gears in only 40 milliseconds. The 663.7 lb.-ft (900 Nm) of torque are available @ 4,000 rpm.

Gumpert Tornante

Although they didn’t reveal any performance figures about the Tornante, they did say that their newest supercar is capable of hitting a top speed of over 186 mph (300 km/h).

Source: ZerCustoms

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