Apollo Founder Roland Gumpert “Decommissioned” From The Company He Created

In a dramatic turn of events, the company that offered the original Gumpert supercar has ended ties with its founder.

Things were recently looking well for Roland Gumpert (founder of Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur), especially after his company was brought back to life by Hong Kong consortium Ideal Team Venture, after applying for bankruptcy in 2013.

Now, though, Apollo announced that Roland Gumpert was official decommissioned from the company as of June 2016. Moreover, he is no longer associated in any way with Apollo’s current or future projects.

That means the newly announced collaboration between Apollo Automobili, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) and Manifattura Automobili Torino – the Italian manufacturing house that builds the SCG supercars and race cars – was done without the involvement of Mr. Gumpert.

What determined these structural changes remains unclear, as well as whether or not Roland Gumpert had a saying during the Arrow’s development.

Apollo Automobil will continue the plan set in motion, together with the aforementioned companies, with plans of debuting a naturally aspirated V12 track version of the Arrow – dubbed the Titan – at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, as well as an Arrow S road going version, powered by a twin-turbo V8.

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  • Blade t

    Ouch

  • Six_Tymes

    wow, this is weird news. not sure they are making a good move getting rid of him. If Apollo used the word “decommissioned” then most likely they are pricks, that is corporate d-bag speak and intentionally insulting.

  • TheHake

    Can anyone say “Steve Jobs”?

  • surfshop

    Wait, this car looks like a mclaren….

  • Sjaak

    The market for supercars is simply overcrowded, Apollo wants to beat Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Corvette, Viper, McLaren, and so on (Pagani, Koenigsegg….). But what really distinctive does Apollo offer us ? I really don’t see their reason of existence.

    • fabri99

      I disagree. It’s true, you have to stand out, but the Apollo did. At least the old one that, despite being ugly, knew a thing or two on the track. This is a new one, it looks good and if it is as good as the old one on a track it could be a proper contender to the likes of Pagani and Koenigsegg. They just need to advertise it more. Put it in videogames, movies, stuff like that.

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