German magazine, Sport-Auto, have announced that they have lapped the 2009 Gumpert Apollo Speed, around the Nurburgring in 7:11.57. That is a new Nurburgring record for production cars, which now crowns the Apollo Speed as the fastest production car ever lapped the 'Ring, and shattering the Viper ACR by a killing 11 seconds. Dang! The time was recorded on August 13th while the Gumpert Apollo Speed was piloted by 26 year-old driver Florian Gruber.
So who did the Apollo Speed do it? Well, read the refresher below. But let's not forget shall we, that the 2010 Devon GTX (which is based on a Viper), will be coming to the 'Ring; and that already took the fastest production car record at Mazda Raceway - Laguna Seca. So Viper fans, the battle has yet to stay!
- 2009 Gumpert Apollo Speed: Based on a Gumpert race-car, the 2009 Gumpert Apollo Speed is powered by a mid-mounted Audi 4.2L twin-turbocharged V8, packing 700 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. Lanch to 60 mph comes in 3-seconds flat, and will continue to a top speed of 223 mph. The 2009 Gumpert Apollo Speed also spots race-tuned suspension and chassis. All that, plus now, the 2009 Gumpert Apollo Speed sets a new Nurburgring record for production cars, of 7:11.57.
Watch the lap in the two embedded videos below.