Apollo’s New Track Weapon: the Intensa Emozione
Intensa Emozione is Italian for intense emotion and Apollo’s new car does not disappoint.
Car enthusiasts know the name Apollo from the Gumpert Apollo they raced in video games, but since then the company changed names to Apollo Automobil and they have flown under the radar—until now. Apollo has announced the Apollo Intensa Emozione.
Intensa Emozione is Italian for intense emotion. According to Apollo, the Intensa Emozione will be the "proper balance of old and new." The car is classified by Apollo as a "hypercar," but the car will have no turbos and no hybrid electric systems. Instead, the car will be powered by a 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine. The engine produces 780 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque (760 nM) while revving to a 9000 rpm redline. The engine featured three map-modes: Wet, Sport, and Track, all accessible from the Engine Map page on the Intensa Emozione's main display. The Intensa Emozione's engine is matted to a Hewland sequential six-speed gearbox. All this power can be controlled to the ground by the drivers choice of 12 traction control levels.
The Intensa Emozione's chassis is made of the hypercar standard carbon fiber for extreme structural rigidity and strength. It needs that strength because the Intensa Emozione produces 2976.241 lbs (1350 kg) of downforce at 186 mph (300 km/h). The car comes standard with Brembo carbon ceramic brakes and Michelin tires. Suspension is double wishbone at all four corners with adjustable sway bars. The dampers are Bilstein and are also adjustable between Comfort, Sport, and Auto.
The car will be as limited as they come as only 10 units will be produced. If you are lucky enough to purchase one the price tag will be over $2,700,000 (2,300,000 euros). Though if you are fortunate enough to order the Apollo Intensa Emozione you are granted access to Apollo's Time Attack program which takes place at multiple European tracks.