A True Carbon Fiber Beast
The Apollo IE hypercar is one of those cars that came out as a prototype a couple of years ago and then pretty much disappeared. Well, now it’s back and ready for production. According to a recent press release, the car is better than ever, too. The model features a full carbon fiber chassis that’s different than ever before. The company worked with HWA AG to make the handmade carbon fiber chassis.
According to the company, the chassis is built to “meet and to partly exceed respective FIA LMP2 safety requirements.” This could mean that the vehicle will have a shot at competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Because of the way the carbon fiber chassis is built, the car doesn’t need to have a roll cage installed. This will help keep weight down and should help make it extremely stiff for track use.
The car also takes a step away from the prototype in the aerodynamics department. The production model is much more aerodynamic. This should allow the car’s massive, naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 engine, which makes 780 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox, move the car through the air efficiently.
The car is capable of a 0 to 60 mph time of just 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 207 mph. Those sound like some Le Mans competing performance numbers to us. We’d love to see the Apollo IE hypercar at the race. Only 10 of the cars will be produced and each one will cost $2.71 million.[embedded content]