Apollo IE Screams Through The Streets Of Hong Kong

If looks are anything to go by, the Apollo Intensa Emozione (IE) could be the first model from a new supercar manufacturer that may actually have an impact on the industry.

Of course, it is just early days at the moment but the Apollo IE has created some serious online fanfare since its premiere, fanfare which is commonly limited to new vehicles from Pagani and Koenigsegg.

Its design is the most obvious reason for the hype. Looking more like a movie prop that a production vehicle, the IE pushes the boundaries of what’s possible and makes almost every other supercar and hypercar appear benign. And then there’s this engine!

Power comes from a naturally-aspirated 6.3-liter V12, sourced from the Ferrari F12, albeit now upgraded with custom internals.

Recently filmed taking to the streets of Hong Kong, we can’t help but be reminded of a particularly memorable Pagani Zonda Cinque video that depicted the desirable Italian exotic also cruising on a Hong Kong highway at night.

Do you think the IE could become this decade’s Zonda?

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  • Not in a million year, Zonda is a piece of art with strong heritage and vision of a man’s dream.

    Apollo IE is a cold Chinese backed takeover of a good brand, kick the founder, ditch everything that make Apollo (nee, Gumpert) famous and commission Italians to build a car that serves nothing but to pleased 12 years old, Arab sheikhs, and Chinese new rich.

    • fabri99

      This and the Zonda are miles apart, agreed, but I wouldn’t jump to conclusions on the Apollo IE. I guess we’ll have to wait for a review to really understand wether this is just a wannabe or a serious contender.

      • Fair enough, it does seems that I didn’t follow my own rules, but this kind of Chinese bankroll supercar is soul-less. I remember what Dickie Meaden from Evo said regarding Nio EP9, it goes like this “It’s fast, technology advanced and drive well. But it felt like you just hand over big cheques to an engineering company, build a car and be done with it.

        Apollo would be an interesting case for country origin. The CEO and bankroll are Chinese, The car heritage comes from Germany (I heard it was made redundant though). And the car builder and development is Italian (Manifattura Automobili Torino).

  • Mark Seven-Ultranine

    An awesome looking and likely incredible new supercar to add to the mix …I don’t see the problem! Pagani is the bar and watching others try and get close is fine with me. One small nit, it looks like a sixth or seventh generation of the Furai. Again, not a problem!

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