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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 .....

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?

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

The first rule of modding something that's not American is to not try to compete with modded V8 cars that are American. Really, they can run insane power with little investment. It's not even a fair fight.
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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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Originally Posted by Mindz View Post
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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