Can You Think Of A More Jaw-Dropping Supercar Than The Apollo IE?

If you want (and can afford) the most extreme-looking supercar in the world, then you’d probably look at something from Pagani or Koenigsegg – but now there’s another option: the new Apollo Intensa Emozione, or IE for short.

Apollo’s latest supercar has a jaw-dropping appearance, featuring a striking bodywork that looks like it’s going to cut you if you stand too close to it. Wherever you look, you’ll find sharp creases and flowing lines that end up in a massive rear wing and a triple exhaust setup shaped like a trident.

The carbon chassis is bespoke for the IE, with the monocoque incorporating front and rear subframes made out of the same lightweight material. The pushrod front and rear suspension features adaptive dampers from Bilstein, while the anti-roll bars are also adjustable.

Powering this beast is a Ferrari-sourced, naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12. Apollo says that the unit has been further developed and produces in excess of 780hp and 560lb-ft (760Nm) of torque and revs up to 9,000rpm. It also features a selection between three map-modes: Wet, Sport and Track.

The transmission is a six-speed sequential unit from Hewland, which is lighter than any dual-clutch gearbox in the market and features fully interchangeable gear ratios.

Seeing the Apollo IE out there in the real world must be a unique experience, but for the rest of us who will never get to see any of the 10 planned examples, this video from NM2255 ought to suffice.

  • Bash

    This is definitely a jaw dropping one, but I also think the same out the Devil Sixteen.

  • Six_Tymes

    WOW X 1000. it is insane, in a cool way. It makes the Devil Sixteen look somewhat tame.

  • Mark Hawthorne

    It looks like it was drawn by a child and it’s made of fibreglass over a 90’s Mustang in a shed in Mexico. Jaw dropping in a “why would anyone spend money on that” way.

    • SteersUright

      Out of curiosity, what supercar is “jaw dropping” in your opinion?

      • Mark Hawthorne

        Good question. It’s contextual and time-based – the Countach was in the 1970’s – my mouth literally hung open when I first saw one in 1977. As I got older, the ability of cars to make me go “Wow” diminished I guess – like most people as your tastes mature you are impressed rather than amazed.

        The McLaren F1 is a great example – it’s an impressive car, covetable but far from Jaw-dropping (until I went in one when the performance and effortlessness were amazing). For looks alone possibly the Zonda (especially when it was fist launched) or even, odd though it sounds, the MB/McL SLR – in black its batmobile cartoonishness was quite astonishing on the move. Jaw-dropping performance, seeing a supercar on the move, is different though whereas this design just looks contrived.

        This is a custom-shop special – George Barris at his best – but doesn’t make me go “wow”. I shake my head at the excess of the design which has a pretence of aerodynamic functionality and looks overdesigned, fussy and Hotwheels.

        • SteersUright

          Love your answer, very, very well put.
          I agree almost entirely except that in a sea of overdone million dollar sports cars, most of which are so garish I cant even look (to me the Zonda, Huayra, all recent McLarens, etc), this one stands out in that its design is somewhat well proportioned and just works.

          Also, even the most extreme elements of the design seem to serve some purpose, be it downforce or venting. I usually dont like these sort of cars but in this case, I think this one really well executed and looks amazing. Also, drop an n.a. Ferrari V12 in most anything and I will automatically love it.

    • Thank you.

  • SteersUright

    Stunning masterpiece in automotive artistry, particularly as they’ve gone with a Ferrari V12 at the heart of this gorgeous beast.

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    what an amazing car!

  • Jimjamjimmy

    Looks like a P1 after a car crash

  • I’m still defending my dislike of Apollo. Okay the design is not for everyone and I can take it.

    What I don’t like is that this is a car without any philosophies in terms of it’s creation bar “A Chinese businessman bought Gumpert, ditch and throw everything to the bin and ask Italian to build it”. It doesn’t even have noticeable USP beside the crazy styling.

  • dean

    2.7 mil and only one reverse light works? that is if you can get it reverse.. and interior from 1980s kia

  • Infinite1

    Looks like a new Bat Mobile concept from the rear

  • DR.FUNK

    Maybe without the wing?
    Either way…I’m sure I’ll see Mayweather ripping around Vegas in one,

  • Livethedream

    I think it looks great and sounds glorious. However, I can think of many other things I would rather spend my money on than a $2.7 million dollar gas flap opener (3.27). Kit car.

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