Both the chassis and physique are constructed of carbon fiber, and even with the fire-breathing heavyweight of an engine within the center, the automobile weighs simply 2,755 lbs. For comparability, the Porsche 911 Turbo S, a automobile that may match a Bugatti Veyron to 60 mph, weighs nearly 1,000 lbs extra. More spectacular although than its longitudinal push is that the Apollo IE has sufficient downforce to — theoretically, thoughts you — drive the wrong way up. In truth, the one vehicles that evaluate to the IE are Le Mans prototype racecars by way of downforce.
The Apollo IE is Norman’s private dream automobile and got here out precisely to his specs. However, because of the reception he’s obtained, Apollo will now promote 10 different examples of the IE to clients world wide with every automobile carrying a beginning value of $2.7 million. That eye-watering greenback determine, shouldn’t come as a shock although once you begin going by means of the laundry listing of bespoke or race-bred elements affixed to the IE. Nor is it stunning given the anal-retentive requirements that this automobile has been constructed to.
While the Apollo IE debuted a couple of months in the past at an intimate gathering, the eyes of the world actually haven’t been capable of get an excellent have a look at the wildest hypercar to debut in latest reminiscence. To repair that, Apollo descended on the Geneva International Motor Show. Though, as a substitute of a static show in one of many present’s many cubicles the place the IE must compete with numerous different metallic exotica, Apollo slapped a license plate onto the again of the IE and drove it across the centuries-old metropolis delighting onlookers and making us somewhat envious that we weren’t on the present to bask within the IE’s heart-pounding V-12 vibrato.