A car with its own soul. A car that provides the driver with a 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.
Quite literally, “Intensa Emozione” means intense emotion. No turbos. No hybrid systems. 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 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. The powertrain is connected to the wheels by two superalloy lightweight semi-axles, designed by the Austrian specialist Pankl Racing Systems AG. The IE also features three engine Map-modes selected by the driver: Wet, Sport, Track – The selection is indicated on “Engine Map page” on main Display.
The frame and chassis are comprised of complete carbon fiber, along with the exterior shell. The entire chassis, including the monocoque, front and rear subframes has a total weight of a mere 105kg. 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. The downforce is properly balanced with 44.5% on the front and 55.5% on the rear. The IE uses a new Brembro carbon ceramic (CCM) system with 380×34 mm and a 6-piston caliper in the front and 380×34 mm, 4-piston caliper at the rear. 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 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). The suspension 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.
So that finalizes the basics that we know so far on the Apollo Hypercar. These will be manufactured as a limited run to maintain exclusivity, and they will only build one sole batch of 10 units of the Apollo IE, each to the highest degree of customization requested by its owner. You 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. In this era of hypercars and supercars, the Apollo is definitely one amongst many to leave its imprint and make a statement for itself across the globe. What are your thoughts on the $2.7M Supercar?