Enjoy the Apollo IE's Development in Pictures

The pair of Apollo IE prototypes spent two days on track, mostly to analyze thermal and aerodynamics. And look amazing in the process.

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Two factory prototypes in both road and race configurations.

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The car is getting set up for production by Germany's HWA, the same company that built the Mercedes CLK-GTR, among many racing cars.

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$2.7 million, thanks for asking!

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Of course you can spend more if you want naked tinted carbon, or a 1000 horsepower, 11,000rpm N/A V12.

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At the Lausitzring Circuit in Germany.

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Carbon fiber will take it.

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I guess one could call that 'sandbagging'.

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The main purpose of this test was to collect further data to analyze the thermal and aero dynamics.

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Those AP racing brakes are no joke.

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The same practices as in endurance racing, only the cars and crews are cleaner.

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Who comes up with such shapes? Head of Design Joe Wong is 27, while Lead CAD Designer Jakub Jodlowski is 28.

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Looks equally wild painted.

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Gullwing doors are...practical!

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HWA was behind the GT3 version of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG as well.

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The Ferrari-based V12 produces 780-horsepower in 'standard' tune.

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Talk about barely road legal.

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That wing grants it 2976 lbs. of downforce at 186 mph.

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Still, it can leave the ground.

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Tight, yet luxurious.

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The first running prototype.

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These guys are always looking for more power.

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It feels right at home.

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And as the air gets colder and denser, you get even more power.

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Not your usual interior either.

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Norman Choi's dream project looking good.

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