Back in 2009, when Nurburgring records weren't as wildly sought-after as they are now, Sport Auto took this exact Gumpert Apollo Sport to the Nurburgring and set a lap time of 7:11:57, making it the quickest production car around the Green Hell ever. It's since been bested by a handful of other cars, but it remains an incredibly quick machine. Now, it's for sale.
The dual-tone blue and silver Apollo Speed recently popped up for sale via Springbok Sports Car GmbH in Germany. In case you're not familiar with the Apollo, it was Gumpert's only production car before the company went bankrupt. If the Apollo name sounds familiar, that's because it's the same Apollo associated with the wild new IE V12-powered $2.7-million hypercar. The defunct company was bought by an investor from Hong Kong, and renamed from Gumpert to Apollo (Confusing, we know).
The original Apollo uses a mid-mounted twin-turbo version of Audi's 4.2-liter V8, which makes 700 horsepower in Sport trim. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a sequential transmission. The car weighs around 2400 pounds, and can get from 0 to 60 in just 3.1 seconds. Top speed is 224 mph.
Fortunately for you, YouTube was around in 2009, and Sport Auto, as they still do today, uploaded the onboard video of its record-setting lap. It may not be as high-quality as the stuff you see nowadays, but it's still pretty damn cool to watch.
According to the sellers, a major service was recently done at Gumpert specialists Hasenbichler. It's also worth noting the car had a massive wing bolted to its rear when it set the record, which seems to be missing from these sales pictures.
Find it with an asking price of €333,000 (around $396,000) and 9320 km (5792 miles) on the clock.