Richard Hammond, James May And Supercar Blondie Discuss The Apollo IE

Two of the biggest names in the automotive world met up recently with one of the most popular auto vloggers on the Internet, who arrived driving the amazing Apollo IE.

While Richard Hammond and James May need no introduction, some of you might not be all too familiar with Alex Hirschi, also known as Supercar Blondie, a social media celebrity who was recently listed as one of the 50 most influential women in the Arab world.

The 32-year old Internet celebrity made quite the entrance thanks to her choice of car (or should we say supercar). Not only was she wearing full racing gear, but after a few pleasantries, she gave the boys a tour of the car and even asked them questions about it, to see how familiar the two Grand Tour hosts were with Apollo’s latest creation.

The IE, which stands for Intensa Emozione, features a 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine, producing 780 PS (769 HP) and 760 Nm (561 lb-ft) of torque. It also has a sequential 6-speed gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, a curb weight of just 1,250 kg (2,756 lbs) and very advanced aerodynamic properties.

In a straight line, Apollo claims the IE will hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.7 seconds, before maxing out at 335 km/h (208 mph). Only 10 units of this car are being produced, with each one costing more than $2.7 million (€2.3 million).

The video concludes with Hammond getting a chance to get behind the wheel and drive the IE, albeit only for a few yards.


  • Christian

    Wonder if she take or gives?

    • ChrisInIL

      With you? Neither.

  • What a pointless video, Apollo are utter pointless.

    • baofe

      I don’t know, that car looks rather pointy to me

  • Tydogg123 .

    I love Hammond and May, but that interview with her was painful.

  • Rzrlf

    supercar blondie is “one of the 50 most influential women in the Arab world”, i dont know how to react to this information.

  • Bo Hanan

    3 old ladies discussing cars- great…

  • Six_Tymes

    Awesome car, hope to see the full video review of it soon.

  • Emoto


  • Perry F. Bruns

    I’m surprised she hasn’t come out with her own brand of confections. “Hirschi’s Chocolate” has a ring to it.

Jay Leno Checks Out Mil-Spec’s Hummers At His LA Garage

The legendary military truck-turned-fashion icon has been thoroughly updated without losing its identity.

Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Widebody: Big, Bad, And Old School To The Core

Some pristine, low-mileage 560SEC AMG 6.0 examples sell for more than $100,000 these days.

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider Sets The Benchmark In Open-Top Supercars

Can anyone find a flaw in the way the new 488 Pista Spider drives? Well, they can sure try…

BMW M2 Competition, M4 And Others Recalled Over Potentially Faulty Airbags

Certain 2019-2020 2-Series, 3-Series and 4-Series models are also included in the recall.

Several States Want To Use Credit Cards At EV Stations, Security Concerns Arise

Most current electric vehicles chargers use an app or secure, contactless payment methods.

Corvette Z06 Driver Does A Mustang By Attempting Burnout, Ending Up In Ditch

The ‘Vette disappears in a cloud of white smoke before crashing in an embarrassing manner.

Red Is So Overrated; Ferrari SF90 Stradale Is Much Better In Azzurro Dino Blue

The SF90 Stradale uses a twin-turbo V8 and three electric motors – and looks stunning in that hue.

Watch A VW Driver Try To Inflate Their Tires With… An EV Charger!

An EV charger looks nothing like an air pump – yet, somehow this driver thought it would do the trick.

You Don’t Have To Be An Aston Martin Fan To Be Mesmerized By The New Vantage

The baby Aston combines killer looks with lots of grunt in a nearly perfect package.

Honda City Car Lets You Take A Hot Bath And Relax While Being Driven Around

This sounds crazy, but with the advent of fully autonomous cars, maybe it’s not such a bad idea after all.