Roland Gumpert, founder, Managing Director and the driving force behind Sportwagenmanufaktur, has created a manufacturing environment that combines engineering excellence with a broad automotive and racing competence. Experts within the motorsport scene are all familiar with the name 'Gumpert': In the mid 1970s, the long standing AUDI manager was the driving force behind the development of the four wheel drive ”Iltis”, the original predecessor of today‘s ”Quattro”. In 1979 he not only succeeded in preparing the gnarled four wheel drive ”Iltis” for the Paris Dakar rally, but also achieved victory. In the years that followed under his management, AUDI Sport won a total of 25 World Rally Championship races and was the 4-time winner of the World Rally Championship. Gumpert‘s professional success is distinguished by his ability to combine innovative ideas with proven technology effectively and successfully.
A team of automotive and motor sports specialists joined forces to pool their enthusiasm and energy into developing and creating the apollo. Their abilities create the
space for the finest workmanship and utmost individuality, with the use of high-tech processes and integration of proven standard components.
With the apollo we are providing a select clientele of ambitious sports drivers and car enthusiasts with the opportunity of experiencing the unique synergy between handmade highend components optimised for performance on the road and the track, and of to distinguish themselves from the remainder of the world of sports cars. Up to 50 vehicles will leave the factory each year – just enough to ensure that these exceptional vehicles retain their exclusive status.
GUMPERT Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH is an independent, privately financed company. Its financial stability secured by well known investors, their operative commitment
will also promote the international sales and distribution of apollo.