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Apollo IE Screams Through The Streets Of Hong Kong 15
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Apollo, Apollo IE, Apollo Videos, Film, IE, video on 01 15th, 2018


If looks are anything to go by, the Apollo Intensa Emozione (IE) could be the first model from a new supercar manufacturer that may actually have an impact on the industry.

Of course, it is just early days at the moment but the Apollo IE has created some serious online fanfare since its premiere, fanfare which is commonly limited to new vehicles from Pagani and Koenigsegg.

Its design is the most obvious reason for the hype. Looking more like a movie prop that a production vehicle, the IE pushes the boundaries of what’s possible and makes almost every other supercar and hypercar appear benign. And then there’s this engine!

Power comes from a naturally-aspirated 6.3-liter V12, sourced from the Ferrari F12, albeit now upgraded with custom internals.

Recently filmed taking to the streets of Hong Kong, we can’t help but be reminded of a particularly memorable Pagani Zonda Cinque video that depicted the desirable Italian exotic also cruising on a Hong Kong highway at night.

Do you think the IE could become this decade’s Zonda?

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Apollo IE V12 Sounds Brutal During Official Track Testing 20
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Apollo, Apollo IE, IE, video on 11 20th, 2017


The Apollo Intensa Emozione (IE) is a fascinating car. From its out-of-this-world exterior and interior designs to its potent powertrain, the car promises to put the supercar manufacturer on the map.

A few weeks after the Intensa Emozione was revealed to the world, Apollo has dropped an intriguing video of the supercar undergoing track testing at the Cremona Circuit in Italy.

The company says the naturally-aspirated 6.3-liter V12 was restricted to 4,000 rpm during the tests. However, to our ears, it sounds as if it’s revving a little bit higher than that. Either way, there’s no hiding the intoxicating exhaust note, enough to make pretty much any other supercar on the planet sound like a family hatchback.

Beyond the engine, one of the most interesting things about Apollo’s latest creation is its use of a six-speed sequential transmission, rather than a heavy dual-clutch like most vehicles in its class. While this gearbox probably won’t be as refined as those DCTs, it does make the supercar sound like a true race car when shifting through the gears, particularly on downshifts.

Apollo says the vehicle’s engine delivers 769 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. This will reportedly result in a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 2.7 seconds and a 335 km/h (208 mph) top speed.

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