The makers of the Gumpert Apollo are back, and this time they have arrived with a hypercar that’s filled with even more lunacy than its predecessor. Meet the Apollo Intensa Emozione, a $2.7 million V12-powered track-only hypercar that makes the Lamborghini Aventador look bland. The name, which translates to “Intense Emotion,” is also referred to as IE for short. It’s meant to be as raw and pure as a car can be. The supercar is propelled by a 6.3-liter, naturally-aspirated V12 engine that redlines at 9,000 rpm and makes peak power at 8,500 rpm making it a proper screamer. The powertrain churns out 769 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque, which is quite a lot considering that the car only weighs 2,756 pounds.
The company was able to keep the overall weight down by using carbon fiber chassis and body, and by not adding an electric powertrain to help the naturally aspirated V12. The power is put down on the tarmac through a sequential six-speed manual for fast shifting. The combination of all these factors lets the IE accelerate from zero to 60mph in 2.7 seconds on the way to a 208 mph top speed. “We felt that all the technological advancement and automation in today’s supercars took away the pure, raw emotional connection between driver and car,” reads a quote from Apollo CEO Norman Choi. “We wanted to build a car that would fill that void separating car and driver. So we built the Apollo IE.” Apollo is only slated to build only 10 examples of the IE.