21 Dec
The official images of the Apollo replacement hit the web

Although Gumpert filed for bankruptcy this past September, it looks like the German supercar maker is going to survive at least temporarily, as they’re rumored to debut the production version of the Tornante at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2013. The replacement for their previous supercar, the Apollo, the Tornante Concept originally appeared at Geneva in 2011. Founded by ex-Audi engineer Roland Gumpert, the man who developed Audi’s gamechanging Quattro AWD system, Gumpert has only imported a few of their world class cars to America. Things could change with the Tornante. As World Car Fans describes, who initially leaked the images:

“Looking slightly different than the Touring concept shown last year in Geneva, the production model gets a louvred rear window, horizontal exhaust pipes and Lamborghini Gallardo-inspired taillights. In addition, the front lip spoiler seems slightly updated and the headlight design has also been modestly revised.”

Although the production car’s powertrain is still unknown, the Geneva concept was powered by a 690 hp (515 kW) bi-turbo V8 engine with a calculated top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h). It also featured a 6-speed semi-automatic transmission with paddle shifters, and 19-inch (front) and 20-inch (rear) alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. More info coming as details surface…

Gallery of Gumpert Tornante Concept directly below, with production version at top and bottom…

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