The $2.7 million Apollo IE is a limited edition of just ten track-focused road cars, featuring a naturally aspirated, rev-happy V12 instead of a smaller turbo engine. Apollo's engine supplier, Autotecnica Motori "only" tuned the 6.3-liter to 780 horsepower, knowing that one won't need more in a car weighing 2755 lbs. Further claimed figures also include 2.7 seconds to sixty, a top speed of 208 mph, and over 2Gs in fast corners.
The car is built on a new carbon fiber chassis, in Italy, by Manifattura Automobili Torino. The design came from a 27-year-old fresh out of college, who took a detour to McLaren before landing at Apollo. If it looks how an alien would draw a shark, it's because the airflow demands an army of creases, a wing that grants it 2976 lbs. of downforce at 186 mph.
The car was tested by Marino Franchitti, and I know we'll see it in motion very soon. But until then, meet the team behind this bonkers project: CEO and investor Norman Choi, Head of Design Joe Wang, and the Italian project manager who knew Wang's lines would be very challenging to turn into the real deal. But, racing teams always find a way. This is Apollo Automobil, a crew aiming for maximum excitement at a ludicrous pace.