Meet the Apollo IE, the 780bhp new kid on the hypercar block that makes Lamborghini’s and Pagani’s look subtle.The guys at Apollo think the likes of the McLaren P1, LaFerrari, et al are too soft. We spoke to the team behind it to see what they want from a hypercar. Mostly, it turns out, emotion.
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This is the Apollo Intensa Emozione (IE for short), which features a naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 engine whose source is unnamed but whose specifications mirror those of Ferrari’s current V12. It is matched to a paddle-shifted Hewland racing transaxle driving the rear wheels.
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From the beginning, our team set out to build a car that is lightweight, aerodynamically efficient and connected, but unimpeded by any emotionally dilutive technological systems. During the course of achieving this goal we poured in heart and soul, sweat and tears. The journey itself was intensely emotional.
The IE is a superleggera that combines the aerodynamic efficiency and mechanical grip of a modern GT1/GT3/LMP race car with the classical thrill of a high-revving naturally aspirated V12. This car has an organic granularity that other modern hyper-cars strive for, but are unable to deliver.via(apollo-automobil)
All this while featuring a modern, intensively striking design language that symbolizes the brand.This is a car that captures the lost emotion and fading spirit of the cars we grow up loving.A car with its own soul. A car that provides the driver with modern, yet nostalgically pure, unadulterated sensory experience. A car that is fuel for the senses. A car that lives and breathes with intense emotion.This is Intensa Emozione. This is the Apollo IE.