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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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Screaming Apollo IE With Alleged Ferrari-Sourced V12 Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine 14
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Apollo, Apollo IE, Apollo Videos, video on 12 14th, 2017


If you weren’t already having dreams about the Apollo Intensa Emozione, this video should permanently sketch an outline of the car in your subconscious.

Last week, the carmaker held the Asian premiere for the IE in Hong Kong and at the conclusion of the event, decided to show attendees that the supercar is much more than a showpiece. As it turns out, it is fully functional and sounds unlike any other four-wheeled vehicle.

Sitting at the heart of the Intensa Emozione is a naturally-aspirated 6.3-liter V12 engine, allegedly based around the Ferrari F12’s powertrain. However, the engine features a custom intake, exhaust, and software package from Autotecnica Motori, lifting power to 780 hp at 8,500 rpm and 560 lb-ft of torque.

The end result is a supercar that sounds so good it makes any modern Ferrari seem benign. In fact, this late-night burnout in Hong Kong probably woke up half of the city.

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