The Street-Legal Apollo IE Is Constructed Like a Race Car

With a structure built by the same people who produced the Le Mans winning Porsche 919, this street car promises to be a monster.

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Ever since teaming up with HWE—Mercedes-AMG's favorite race car development specialist—last summer, Apollo's IE supercar has changed a lot, mostly beneath its wild carbon fiber body panels. With a new monocoque complete, this screaming V12-powered, GT1-inspired road car has now entered production. Of course with only ten slated for production, you'll hardly notice.

Apollo IEs are built at the same facility where HWA makes AMG's GT3 and GT4 race cars, and where the legendary CLK GTR was born back in the GT1 days. The list of recent upgrades include the production IE's new carbon chassis with a mono cell and rollover protection, as well as an integrated fuel cell and fire suppressant system. The front and rear crash structures are also carbon fiber, not unlike on Rimac's highly advanced C_Two monocoque.

While the cars are built by HWA AG, the monocoques are made by the Capricorn Group, the company that supplied Porsche's LMP1 monocoques, as well as . So, it seems that rigidity won't be an issue with road car, even with the optional 1000-horsepower drivetrain.

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