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Old 08-18-2009, 07:06 PM   #1
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Apollo ran 7:11:57 @ Nurburgring

To think we had something to brag about .....

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Porsche GT2? Get lost. Godzilla? Scram. Corvette ZR1? Take a hike. Dodge Viper ACR? Nothing but a big sissy. There's a new sheriff in Nordschleifeland and its name is Apollo, Gumpert Apollo. Actually, the proper name is Gumpert Apollo Sport, and on August 13, one piloted by a 26-year-old named Florian Gruber ran around the Nurburgring in 7:11:57, shattering all the other production car "records" by eleven seconds or more. Dang, right?

What makes the Apollo sport so fraggin' fast you ask? How does a 700-hp, twin-turbo'd Audi 4.2-liter FSI V8 strike you?
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That's okay, The Viper ACR is getting a Fiat V12 in a few, and who know what GM gonna do, ... wonder if Ford.s contemplating a Eco-Boost V8
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:21 PM   #2
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When you get up into those speeds, and level of 'vehicular talent'....I don't care who's faster than the next -- they're all going "liquify-your-face-and-melt-your-eyeballs-insane fast".


That's still brag-worthy, imo.
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:33 PM   #3
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:54 PM   #4
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:05 PM   #5
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I saw the apollo on Top gear. I actually like the look of it. =P

Cool that it set a new record.
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:14 PM   #6
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I saw the apollo on Top gear. I actually like the look of it. =P

Cool that it set a new record.

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