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APOLLO Intensa Emozione Officialy Revealed! [w/Video]

Apollo Automobil has issued the following press release:

THE NEXT CHAPTER OF APOLLO AUTOMOBIL HAS ARRIVED

- A car with its own soul.

- A car that provides the driver with modern, yet nostalgically pure, unadulterated sensory experience.

- A car that is fuel for the senses.

- A car that lives and breathes with Intense Emotion.

- The Apollo IE.

• A completely new project created from a blank sheet of paper.

• Intensa Emozione: the philosophy behind Apollo.

• Flagship hyper-car that represents the Ethos of Apollo.

• Apollo IE offers a raw, emotional driving experience. A car that is a feast for the human senses.

• A proper balance of old and new. No Turbos. No hybrid systems.

• Bespoke all carbon-fibre chassis, including front and rear subframes, allows for maximum torsional rigidity, safety and the ability to create a lightweight and aerodynamically efficient shape.

• Produces extreme levels of downforce. At 300km/h the IE produces over 1,350kg of net downforce.

• Boasts aerodynamic efficiency in excess of 3.0.

• Capable of lateral forces in excess of 2.0+G and VMAX of 335km/h.

• 780 HP with 9,000 rpm redline and torque of 760 Nm.

• Production is limited to 10 units.

• Base price: € 2,300,000.

• A car with its own soul. A car that provides the driver with modern, yet nostalgically pure, unadulterated sensory experience. A car that is fuel for the senses. A car that lives and breathes with intense emotion.

The Apollo IE.

—INTRODUCTION—

After many months of pure dedication, Apollo Automobil is happy to announce that the Apollo IE, its flagship hyper-car, is ready to meet the world.

Last year a new chapter of Apollo commenced. We wanted to build a car that was lightweight, aerodynamically efficient and connected, yet unimpeded by any emotionally dilutive technological systems.

“We felt that all the technological advancement and automation in today’s supercars took away the pure, raw emotional connection between driver and car,” commented Norman Choi, Apollo Chairman. “We wanted to build a car that would fill that void separating car and driver. So we built the Apollo IE.”

We were able to achieve our goal while still implementing a modern, intensively striking design language that symbolizes the brand. Pushing the boundaries of design, engineering and extensive applications of exotic materials.

This is a car that will make you fall in love all over again every time you set eyes on it.

This is a car that will make you taste the adrenaline every time you turn the key and hear the engine come to life.

This is a car that will make you feel alive every time you put it in gear.

This is the Apollo Intensa Emozione.

—THE COMPANY—

BRAND IDENTITY

Tracing our roots back to 2004, we are a group of pure car enthusiasts, some of us engineers, some artisans, designers and mechanics. We came together because of something that we share – the passion for automotive art, the longing for the connection between driver and car and the desire to provide a bespoke and emotional driving experience.

Over the last decades of automotive history, car manufacturers have gone to great lengths in applying technological advancements to improve both the performance and comfort of cars. However, somewhere along the way something was left behind.

All the automation that is meant to make the driver’s job “easier” has taken something fundamental away.

Something that made up the roots that created the passion, drive and automotive culture and history that we have all learned to love. That pure, raw, emotional connection that binds driver and car.

Just like the Greek God Apollo, we see ourselves as a beacon of light in today’s market. We are here to take you on a ride that is filled with nostalgia and sensory overload without sacrificing performance or speed and still pushing forward with a modern, intensively striking design language that symbolizes the brand. We are here to fill that void separating car and driver. We are here to bring you home to be at one with the car.

PHILOSOPHY

Why do we want to challenge the norm and take the path less travelled? Not only because we can, because a desire burns within us to be better, to be relentless in the pursue of perfection.

“I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself” - Ferdinand Porsche.

That’s how we felt. That’s why we took with us our engineering and design precision to Torino Italy, the heart of automotive culture. A new breed of hyper-car was born out of our engineering and design precision.

It is a car that balances form and function. It is a precise engineered piece of art.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to keep the core of automotive passion alive for current and future generations. To retain that intangible quality that although hard to describe, is at the root of automotive passion. To provide a bespoke and emotional experience; a feeling of control, a feast for your senses. Cars with intense emotion; cars with a soul.

—THE APOLLO IE—

The Apollo IE marks the return to the truest, most organic form of the hyper-car. Created from a blank sheet of

paper, the IE is the beginning of the next chapter of Apollo. Our flagship hyper-car that represents the ethos of

the brand.

From the beginning, our team set out to build a car that is lightweight, aerodynamically efficient and connected,

but unimpeded by any emotionally dilutive technological systems. During the course of achieving this goal we

poured in heart and soul, sweat and tears. The journey itself was intensely emotional.

The IE is a superleggera that combines the aerodynamic efficiency and mechanical grip of a modern GT1/GT3/

LMP race car with the classical thrill of a high-revving naturally aspirated V12. This car has an organic

granularity that other modern hyper-cars strive for, but are unable to deliver. All this while featuring a modern,

intensively striking design language that symbolizes the brand.

This is a car that captures the lost emotion and fading spirit of the cars we grow up loving.

A car with its own soul. A car that provides the driver with modern, yet nostalgically pure, unadulterated

sensory experience. A car that is fuel for the senses. A car that lives and breathes with intense emotion.

This is Intensa Emozione. This is the Apollo IE.

—THE NAME—

Intensa Emozione | The Ethos of Apollo

Quite literally, “Intensa Emozione” means intense emotion. These two simple words carry great significance – they are the backbone of everything we do, they describe the journey we trekked, they are the final product of our passion.

We want Apollo to be known as a brand with passion, ideal and demands. Not only have we built a hyper-car with world class performance, but we made certain that this machine is a true event to drive. Our intense emotions motivated and inspired us.

—DESIGN—

The Apollo IE embarks on a new chapter to ground an intensively striking design language that symbolizes the brand. Pushing the boundaries of design, engineering and extensive applications of exotic materials. The IE’s radical body surfaces are sculpted for tremendous efficiency and highly optimized functionality, reflecting and inspired by tactile fighter jets to apex predators such as sharks and raptors.

The body of the IE narrates the language of the movement of airflow. The idea of the IE is to pierce through and manipulate the air around and also through the vehicle. The convergence of the body panels illustrates radical depth of surfaces and stunning continuity of the body lines. A narrow teardrop shaped glass house allows the IE to achieve its stunning, bold and balanced proportions. Acuate creases and exposed wheels facilitates precise streamlining of airflow whilst resulting in a lightweight appearance grounded by powerful stance.

Structural supports such as the rear spine and wing mounts are designed in order to achieve and sustain over 1350 kgs of downforce.

Every part of the Apollo IE is designed for highly functional purposes with a radical approach on style.

Prominent elements such as the striking shark like nose, distinctive side aero fins, large angled wing mounts and the trident exhausts, make it instantly recognizable as an Apollo.

—CHASSIS AND MATERIALS—

From the early stages of this project we knew that we wanted and needed to remain true to our core. We wanted to create a modern chassis for the next-generation. Utilizing advanced technologies and composite materials we were able to create a state of the art, bespoke, all-carbon fibre chassis which allows for maximum torsional rigidity, safety and the ability to create a lightweight and aerodynamically efficient shape.

The chassis consists of not only a carbon monocoque, but also incorporates carbon fibre front and rear subframes. This has allowed us to create more organic surfaces and a tighter packaging, which in return has a positive correlation to its robust aerodynamic efficiency.

The entire chassis, including the monocoque, front and rear subframes has a total weight of a mere 105kg.

SAFETY

Safety remains the utmost importance to us and with that in mind nothing was sacrificed. The Apollo IE features bespoke carbon fiber front crash structures, which up until today, have usually been reserved for only the pinnacle of motorsports such as Formula One.

SUSPENSION

The IE features Formula One inspired double wishbone with full push-rod and rocker arm architecture on both the front and rear, along with adjustable anti-roll bars. The dampers are provided by Bilstein and are adjustable by the driver in three modes (Comfort, Sport, Auto).

In addition, the design of the suspension and components selected allow for a personal tuning and modification for each client. We allow our clients the ability to develop their own bespoke suspension setup.

The development of the suspension system was designed to achieve maximum performances, but also carry a targeted level of refinement in order to provide a capable, yet reliable driving experience. One which permits the driver to have full control of comfort and performance levels with electronic damper adjustability at their fingertips and the practicality of an Electro-Hydraulic lifter system that can raise the vehicle height by 50 mm up to 30 kph front and rear. All this was achieved while also incorporating a pneumatic quick-lift system with 4 air-jacks for easy pit-service operations in order to allow the IE to partake in serious circuit events and our Time Attack Program (to be released at a later date).

BRAKES

A partner of Apollo, Brembo has always delivered outstanding performance and remains at the top of its segment. The IE uses a new Brembro carbon ceramic (CCM) system with 380x34 mm and a 6-piston caliper in the front and 380x34 mm, 4-piston caliper at the rear.

TYRES

Michelin is our official tyre supplier and partner. We work together to help identify and develop the optimal tyres to extract maximum performances from the IE. The Michelin tyres pair well with the Apollo IE and allow the car to achieve lateral forces in excess of 2G.

ENGINE

No turbos. No hybrid systems. A proper balance of old and new.

The Apollo IE is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.3 liter V12 engine. This ICE unit produces in excess of 780hp and 760nM of torque. The power unit was developed in partnership with our partner, Autotecnica Motori, and revs to 9,000rpm.

The IE features three engine Map-modes selected by the driver: Wet, Sport, Track – The selection is indicated on “Engine Map page” on main Display.

The decision to refrain from using any emotionally dilutive technological systems, such as hybridization, was made to deliver a modern, yet nostalgically, pure, unadulterated sensory experience.

GEARBOX

The power and torque of the Apollo IE is transmitted through a longitudinal Hewland sequential 6-speed+Rev gearbox with fully interchangeable gear ratios. The gearbox is operated via electro-pneumatic paddle shifters that move with the steering wheel so the next gear is always within the driver’s reach.

Utilizing this solution allows for a strong, race-proven gearbox that provides significant weight savings over a dual-clutch unit and yet lightening fast gear changes.

The powertrain is connected to the wheels by two superalloy lightweight semi-axles, designed by the Austrian specialist Pankl Racing Systems AG.

—AERODYNAMICS—

One of the key distinctive features of the Apollo IE is its aerodynamic efficiency which allows it to achieve world-class performances and extreme levels of downforce that far surpasses other cars in its category.

At 300km/h the IE produces over 1,350kg of net downforce. The downforce is properly balanced with 44.5% on the front and 55.5% on the rear.

The IE has an aerodynamic efficiency in excess of 3, which places it closer to that of an LMP2 race car than a proper GT road car.

—THE LIMITED RUN—

To maintain exclusivity, we will only build one sole batch of 10 units of the Apollo IE, each to the highest degree of customization requested by its owner.

Those who order the Apollo IE will be granted exclusive access to the Time Attack program, that will be run by Apollo on the most relevant European racing circuits, and will also gain priority rights to order the future sibling of the Apollo IE, the Arrow, which is scheduled to see the light in 2019.

We also offer a unique opportunity for our clients to partake in the fine tuning development process of the IE and the development of the future Apollo cars from the beginning. IE owners will be invited to accompany Team Apollo to private testing sessions. This bespoke and personal experience allows IE owners to see what goes on behind the scenes during the development process of a new car and have the opportunity for their input play a role. A privilege only a select few in the world can claim.

—TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS—

MAIN DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

 

Length

5.066 mm

Width

1.995 mm

Height

1.130 mm

Wheelbase

2.700 mm

Front Overhang

1129 mm

Rear Overhang

1237 mm

Front track

1678 mm

Rear track

1640 mm

Curb Weight

1250 kg

Weight distribution - Front

45%

Weight distribution - Rear

55%

Minimum distance from ground

110 mm in normal setting / 60 mm in race-mode

Distance from ground “lifted”

160 mm (electro-hydraulic actuated, possible only below 60 kph)

 

MAIN DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

 

Length

5.066 mm

Width

1.995 mm

Height

1.130 mm

Wheelbase

2.700 mm

Front Overhang

1129 mm

Rear Overhang

1237 mm

Front track

1678 mm

Rear track

1640 mm

Curb Weight

1250 kg

Weight distribution - Front

45%

Weight distribution - Rear

55%

Minimum distance from ground

110 mm in normal setting / 60 mm in race-mode

Distance from ground “lifted”

160 mm (electro-hydraulic actuated, possible only below 60 kph)

   

CHASSIS & MATERIALS

 

Frame

Center carbon fiber monocoque with carbon fiber crash boxes

Rear frame

Carbon fiber structure

Wheels & tires - Front

Road:  Forged Aluminum BBS rims 20" Michelin Sport Cup2 tires 265/35 R20 Track:  Forged Aluminum BBS rims 18" Michelin slick tires 300/680

Wheels S tires - Rear

Road:  Forged Aluminum BBS rims 21" Michelin Sport Cup2 tires 325/30 R21 Track:  Forged Aluminum BBS rims 18" Michelin slick tires 310/710

Front brakes

Brembo Carbo-Ceramic 380 mm disks - 6 pistons Caliper

Rear brakes

Brembo Carbo-Ceramic 380 mm disks - 4 pistons Caliper

Front suspensions

Double wishbone with pushrod and rocker Anti-roll-bar

Rear suspension

Double wishbone with pushrod and rocker Adjustable anti roll-bar

Suspension control system

Bilstein dampers on front and rear axle, adjustable by driver (Comfort, Sport, Auto)

Vehicle lifting system

Electro-Hydraulic lifter controlled by driver.  Can raise the vehicle height by 50 mm up to 30 kph

Service lifting system

Pneumatic quick-lift system with 4 air-Jacks for easy pit-service  operations

ABS and ABS Maps

10 ABS setting levels selected by the driver (from less intrusive - high friction roads & sport driving - till more intrusive - wet condition and safe driving). The selection is indicated on "ABS Map page" on main Display (Track use only).

   

POWERTRAIN & TRANSMISSION

 

Engine

V12 - 6.300 cc

Max power

780 Hp at 8.500 rpm

Max. engine Torque

760 Nm at 6.000 rpm

Gearbox

Sequential paddle-shift operated Hewland 6-speed, with pneumatic actuation

Fuel tank capacity

100 liters (26.4 Gallons)

Engine maps

3 engine Maps-modes selected by the driver: Wet, Sport, Track - The selection is indicated on “Engine Map page" on main Display

Traction Control

12 traction control levels selected by the driver (from less intrusive -high friction) roads & sport driving - till more intrusive - wet condition and safe driving). The selection is indicated on "Traction Control page" on main Display

   

EXTERIOR BODY

 

Exterior panels

All carbon fiber panels, with Twill 4x4 visual carbon lacquered (optional).

Rear wing

High efficiency "spoon rear wing" twin elements, adjustable flap (± 8°) connected to air scoop through a "whale-tale" carbon structure

Front splitter

High downforce splitter with lower Jabroc-wood skid plates

Air foils with adjustable inclination and adjustable dive planes

High end aerodynamic devices to increase downforce with high efficiency

Side sill fins

Double aerodynamic side sill fins to improve cooling efficiency

   

INTERIORS

 

Seating

Carbon fiber shells, pads seating concept tailored to the customer/ driver. (Standard racing seat optional).

Steering Wheel

Quick release, racing type steering wheel. Covers in carbon fiber, handles upholstered in leather/alcantara. Commands on steering wheel. Apollo paddle-shifts in Ergal

Main display

Main high-resolution color display 12"

Secondary touch display

5" touch display roof mounted. Includes controls of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Windshield defrost, interior LED light control, date & time

INIZIO start lever

The Intensa Emozione will start by pulling the “INIZIO" (begin in Italian) lever in anodized Ergal

Roll-over protection hoop

Driver and passenger are protected in case of roll-over by a strong high strength steel hoop. (Full roll-cage optional).

Backlight

Through the stratified safety backlight, it is possible to see the V12 engine compartment illuminated by red LED lights

Interior ambient LED lights

Between the seat pads are located strips of Ambient LED lights giving a unique atmosphere to the cabin compartment. The light intensity can be adjusted from the roof mounted touch display

   

PERFORMANCES

 

Max speed

335 kph

Acceleration 0-100 kph

2.7 s

Max Lateral g-force

> 2.0 G

Aerodynamic efficiency

Cz/Cd > 3.0

Aerodynamic downforce (total)

1350 kg at 300 kph

Aerodynamic downforce (front)

44.5% (600 kg at 300 kph)

Aerodynamic downforce (rear)

55.5% (750 kg at 300 kph)

 

SOURCE:

 Apollo Automobil

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