Apollo IE ( Intensa Emozione)
SOLD OUT from factory – Value far above list price !
“Unlocking the Performance Potential of the Apollo IE: A Masterpiece of Speed”
Apollo Intensa Emozione limited to 10 units, and 3 of them are in North America
The Apollo Intensa Emozione (IE) is not merely an automotive marvel in design and engineering; it represents a formidable presence in the realm of high-speed performance. Its remarkable acceleration and blistering top speed combine to deliver an adrenaline-charged driving experience that stands unparalleled. In this article, we dive into the awe-inspiring acceleration figures and the astonishing top speed that define the Apollo IE as a true speed demon on the open road.
The journey of the Apollo IE commenced with its grand unveiling on October 24, 2017. Valued at €2.3 million base price in Europe (some models costs up to 3.9m euros), all ten units designated for production found eager buyers well in advance. Notably, in June 2018, Apollo revealed its partnership with HWA AG, a specialist in vehicle production and racing components spun off from Mercedes-AMG, to put the finishing touches on this automotive masterpiece.
Drawing Inspiration from Nature: Designer Joe Wong found inspiration in the natural world, drawing from the grace of insects and marine creatures for the exterior design. Within the cockpit, a carbon-fiber shell-shaped driver’s seat awaits, complemented by a quick-release steering wheel and racing-inspired features, including a roof-mounted touch display for managing ventilation, heating, windshield defrosting, and interior lighting.
Under the Hood: Mechanically, the Apollo Intensa Emozione, assembled by Manifattura Automobili Torino, boasts a centrally positioned 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine capable of revving up to 9000 rpm. This powerplant, a product of the Cremonese company Autotecnica Motori, further refined by HWA AG, churns out approximately 780 hp at 8500 rpm and 760 Nm of torque at 6000 rpm. Power is efficiently transmitted to the rear wheels via a Hewland 6-speed sequential manual transmission, controllable through paddles mounted on the steering wheel.
Carbon Fiber Excellence: The vehicle’s construction predominantly features carbon fiber, supplemented by components crafted from high-strength steel, aluminum, and titanium. Of particular note is the exposed engine compartment, optimizing air intake efficiency and overall performance. The entire chassis weighs a mere 105 kg, while retaining the rigidity necessary to meet LMP2 category standards without the need for an internal roll cage.
Fine-Tuned Performance: Bilstein provides three-way adjustable shock absorbers (offering comfort, sport, and auto modes), while a Brembo composite braking system, featuring 380 x 34mm discs, 6-piston front calipers, and 4-piston rear calipers, ensures precise stopping power. Michelin Sport Cup 2 high-performance tires guarantee maximum grip and performance, with the differential supplied by Pankl Racing Systems. Notably, the vehicle offers variable ground clearance, and the wheel anti-lock system offers ten customizable modes.
Unrivaled Acceleration: When it comes to sprinting from a standstill, the Apollo IE leaves no room for uncertainty. With an astonishing 0-to-60 mph (0-to-97 km/h) time of just 2.7 seconds, this supercar catapults itself off the line with exhilarating force. Meticulous integration of power, weight distribution, and advanced traction control systems allows the Apollo IE to unleash its full potential, propelling drivers into a realm of unparalleled speed and excitement.
A Soaring Top Speed: While the Apollo IE’s acceleration is breathtaking, its top speed is equally astounding. With a rating of 208 mph (335 km/h), this supercar streaks across the asphalt, effortlessly conquering long straights with sheer power and aerodynamic prowess. The synergy of lightweight construction, advanced aerodynamics, and relentless engine performance allows it to slice through the air, achieving incredible speeds that will leave drivers and spectators in awe.
Precision and Command: It’s not solely about achieving mind-boggling speeds; the Apollo IE ensures that every iota of power is harnessed with precision and control. The vehicle’s engineering brilliance and advanced stability systems guarantee that drivers can confidently navigate corners and challenging road conditions, maintaining composure and stability even at high velocities. The marriage of speed and control creates an adrenaline-pumping experience that pushes the boundaries of what is possible on the road.
A Rarity in Production: The conscious decision to limit production of the Apollo IE to just ten units underscores its exclusivity and unwavering commitment to meticulous craftsmanship. This strategy ensures that each car receives the utmost care and attention to detail, resulting in a truly exceptional driving experience. By maintaining low production numbers, Apollo has crafted a sense of rarity that resonates with those who value not only performance but also the distinctive nature of their automotive investments.
A Memorable Journey: To own and drive the Apollo IE is to embark on a journey that transcends mere transportation. The explosive acceleration and extraordinary top speed fuse to create a symphony of speed and exhilaration that resonates deep within the soul. Every press of the accelerator pedal, every surge of power, transports drivers to a world where limits are obliterated, and the thrill of speed reigns supreme. With its unique exterior design inspired by the natural world, the Apollo IE is a standout among sports cars, offering an unforgettable experience for those fortunate enough to take the wheel.
Oct 25, 2017 CARBON – RED INTERIOR RHD –
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