Who is responsible: Founded by former Audi Sport director Roland Gumpert, the company that bears his name is known for the Apollo, which entered production back in 2005. Its V8 engine, which makes 650 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque, helps push the hypercar to 224mph.
Other Apollo iterations included the R, which raised the V8’s output to 849 horsepower – as well as its base price, by almost $100,000. Alas, the secondary market is the only avenue for purchasing one: Gumpert ceased operations in 2012 after filing for bankruptcy protection.Cost: Approximately $550,000
An alternative: The Apollo utilises a modified 4.2-litre V8 engine nicked from the parts bin that produced the Audi R8, which starts at $114,200. (Gumpert GmbH) By: newsnish