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Gumpert To Unveil a Fast Tourer In Geneva

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On: Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 11:17AM | By: Chris Weiss

Gumpert To Unveil a Fast Tourer In Geneva

It's really been a great year for supercars. We've already had a new Ferrari. The Pagani Huayra has leaked. The Lamborghini Aventador is coming. And now news of yet another exciting Geneva unveil: a Gumpert 'Fast Tourer'.

One of the rarer, less-known names even in a field of rare, low-profile supercars, Gumpert is the German force behind the track-focused (but road-legal), V8-powered Apollo. The new, two-seat Tourer was designed in conjunction with Italian firm Touring Superleggera, which was integral in Bentley's Continental Flying Star that debuted at last year's Geneva show. The new Gumpert is expected to become Gumpert's second production vehicle and will likely join the Apollo in Gumpert's line.

According to Touring Superleggera, the goal behind the show car was to add “space, liveability and comfort to Gumpert’s typical sheer performance attitude," in a recipe that will boast "a blend of very Italian sporty elegance and German high-end engineering." Sounds like a worthwhile undertaking to us.

Called the Gumpert Tornante by Touring, the new car (which is still unpictured) is expected to feature a V8 engine derived from the Apollo's 4.2-liter twin-turbo model. Whatever its final output, the engine will go a long way, thanks to an all-new carbon monocoque chassis and composite body panels.

The Apollo's engine puts out 650 horses (or 700 or 800, depending upon the buyer's preference) and powers the car to 62 mph in 3 seconds flat. It doubles that speed in just 8.9 seconds from 0, and top speed doesn't come until the Apollo's needle points to 224 mph. The two-seater's curb weight is 2,645 lbs.

We'll get more once Geneva gets underway in March—or hopefully a little earlier in a sneak peak/leak.

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