Touring Superleggera Italian design firm and the German supercar manufacturer Gumpert today the new mid-engine sports car 2012 Gumpert Tornante at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Powered by an Audi-source drive, 2-passenger coupe, and sales in 2012. Gumpert said the “basic version” of the Tornante will have 700 hp, with an “alternative” to the twin-turbo 4.2-liter V-8-powered model in the street. Expect another Audi engine, probably using a version of the V-10 engine in the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Gallardo.
A 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is standard on the Tornante. According to Gumpert, the transfer of the position change gear in just 40 milliseconds. The space-frame chassis is derived from the date of the Gumpert Apollo, to live with the objective of Tornante more comfortable and easier every day.
The Tornante The cabin is now offering residents 25 percent more space than the narrow confines of the Gumpert Apollo found. Luggage capacity is improved. The B-pillars are moved back 3.9 inches and the side frame parts are around the door openings decreased by 3.1 centimeters, to allow easier access to the new (and larger) wing doors.
Additional thermal insulation and sound insulation to reduce double-layer glass noise and heat. The capacity of the ventilation system is also improved. Fully adjustable seats with 4 point harnesses are standard, while the height of the soil increased by 0.7 inches. All in all, the Tornante promises to be much more livable and more nuanced than the crude Apollo.
The exterior is an enormous improvement over fixed and somewhat rough draft of the Apollo. Touring the Tornante with a smoother and leaner look, while the windows remain too small and the rear view are not helped with the split rear window glass. The air intakes are better in the body as they are built in the Apollo. But the grille and headlights are a work in progress in our view.
Tornante the same way, probably on the Gumpert Apollo, which will remain in production priced, although we are not sure why are. Expect about $ 400,000 for a base Tornante when it arrives next year to pay.