The Apollo Arrow Is Way Faster Than Robin Hood Would Have Ever Dreamed Of
Unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the Apollo Arrow is a truly spectacular vehicle, totally worthy of entering the hypercar territory. It’s super lightweight, tipping the scales at just 1,300 kg, incredibly powerful, with exactly 1,000 PS and 1,000 Nm of torque to play with, and features a radical design that’s both eye catching and super efficient.
The intense aerodynamic treatment applied onto this project allows the Apollo Arrow to stand out from the crowd wherever it goes, which in today’s world is always a good thing. Just think about the names and designs that showed up in Geneva this year, and imagine that this Apollo was one of the standout projects.
Apollo went a bit too far, I think, when they compared this radical design to a shark moving through water. I guess they meant this car looks fast even when it’s standing still, but people don’t buy hypercars for that; they want some death-defying thrills, right?
So, what are this supercar’s appealing features? Gullwing doors, a carbon bodyshell and an engine that’s not mounted in the middle, which is a good thing, this time. Let’s talk about the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, developing 1,000 PS and 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft), enough to allow the fully synchronized sequential 7-speed CIMA transmission, with a twin plate clutch configuration, to provide the driver with some serious thrills.
How does 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.8 seconds, and a top speed of 360 km/h (223 mph) sound like? Impressive, isn’t it? What’s even better is that the Apollo Arrow is a street legal car, while still fulfilling all FIA standards. So, would you like to give it a go?