The Apollo Intensa Emozione is based on the “Arrow Concept” and will be restricted to just 10 units.
Apollo is all set to unleash its next big thing – the Intensa Emozione. The new supercar is being engineered and designed in collaboration with HWA, which works with Mercedes-AMG for its DTM racing programme. HWA is a specialist firm which was responsible for the development of the iconic Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR Le Mans racer back in the late 1990s.
The design of the Apollo Intensa Emozione is heavily inspired from the company’s Arrow concept, which was showcased for the first time at Geneva Motor Show in 2016.
Described as “the only modern day GT1-inspired car”, the Intensa Emozione will source its power from a naturally aspirated V12 engine, which is expected to make around 769 hp of power and 560 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to an all carbon structure, the Apollo Intensa Emozione weighs only 1250 kg, giving it an incredible power-to-weight ratio of 615 hp per tonne. It is claimed to cover the 0-62 mph sprint in just 2.7 seconds and can hit a top speed of 208 mph.
It is not only the extensive use of carbon which helps the Intensa Emozione gain such stupendous levels of performance. As is evident from the pictures, this new hypercar has an outlandish aerodynamic design featuring a fixed rear wing, rear diffuser, a vertical fin as well as other bits that help attain a downforce of 1350 kg at 186 mph.
Apollo’s chairman Norman Choi firmly believes that the feel of a naturally aspirated petrol engine is still unmatched by a purely electrified powertrain, which is why the car misses out on electric or even a hybrid powertrain. The company has confirmed that only 10 units will be built and each will be priced at £2.05 million ($2.7 million).