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Apollo IE "Intensa Emozione"

Hi all, I have not seen a post on this new "monster" so I take care of it.

Car information :

NA V12 Engine (Rumor modified version LaFerrari 6.3 V12 Engine)

Chassis and all-carbon body

Track only

10 units only

Titanium Exhaust

The car has already been showing to customers

Teaser :

Press :

APOLLO IE, THE NEXT CHAPTER IS COMING SOON


10 July 2017, Torino, Italy: After months of pure dedication, Apollo Automobil Ltd. is happy to announce that its partnership with Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT) has yielded the Apollo IE, a revolutionary hyper-car co-developed by the two. The Apollo IE will be presented to a select group of VIP enthusiasts in a private, highly exclusive event held at an undisclosed location in Europe later this month.


AN INTRODUCTION
Last year a new chapter of Apollo commenced. We wanted to build a car that was lightweight, aerodynamically efficient and connected, yet unimpeded by any emotionally dilutive technological systems.


We entered into an exclusive collaboration with the Italian boutique company, MAT, and under the direction and mandate of Apollo, MAT developed and built the car we had in mind. MAT built the next generation of Apollo cars, a new breed of hyper-cars.


“We felt that all the technological advancement and automation in today’s supercars took away the pure, raw emotional connection between driver and car,” commented Norman Choi, Apollo Chairman. “We wanted to build a car that would fill that void separating car and driver. So we built the Apollo IE.”


THE UPCOMING IE
Created from a blank sheet of paper and built around an all-new bespoke,

lightweight, full carbon fiber chassis, the IE represents the return to the truest, most organic form of the hyper-car. A car that is fuel for the senses.


Powered by a normally aspirated V12, details of the Apollo IE’s technical

specifications will be revealed in due course.


“I am very happy and proud that MAT has been chosen by Apollo as partner in this adventure. The APOLLO IE sets new quality and performance standards in the world of the Niche Manufacturers,” commented Paolo Garella, MAT CEO. “We have worked to deliver not only an excellent product, but with the long term objective to create a new player in this super competitive market. We are sure that every new Apollo client will enjoy the IE and will remain loyal to this brand for a long time.”


THE LIMITED RUN
To maintain exclusivity, Apollo has the plan to build one sole batch of 10 units of the Apollo IE, each to the highest degree of customization requested by its owner.


The first deliveries are scheduled to start in early 2018.

Those who order the Apollo IE will be granted exclusive access to the Time Attack program, that will be run by Apollo on the most relevant European racing circuits, and will also gain priority rights to order the road legal sibling of the Apollo IE, who is scheduled to see the light at the end of 2018.


THE NAME
These two letters, IE, carry great significance – they are the backbone of everything we do, they describe the journey we trekked, they are the final product of our passion. The project name internally has been referred to in its shortened form, the Apollo IE.


THE APOLLO INTENSA EMOZIONE : THE ETHOS OF APOLLO

Intensa Emozione, it’s more than just a name.

The revolutionary hyper-car being co-developed by Apollo Automobil and Manifattura Automobili Torino “MAT”, formerly identified by its codename IE, has now been officially named the Apollo Intensa Emozione “IE”.

Quite literally, “Intensa Emozione” is Italian for intense emotion. These two simple words carry great significance – they are the backbone of everything we do, they describe the journey we trekked, they are the final product of our passion.

The name also serves as an homage to the birthplace of the IE, the automotive mecca that is Torino, Italy.

“We want Apollo to be known as a brand with passion, ideal and demands. Our intense emotions motivated and inspired us,” says Norman Choi, Chairman of Apollo. “In the course of building the Apollo IE we poured in heart and soul, sweat and tears. It was a roller coster ride that was intensely emotional.”

Intensa Emozione not only embodies the pure essence of Apollo, but describes the feeling one experiences while driving the IE.

A car with its own soul.

A car that is fuel for the senses.

A car that lives and breathes with Intense Emotion.

The Apollo IE.

Reveal this fall

Many teaser images are available on instagram...

https://www.instagram.com/apollo_automobil/

Reveal October 24 at 6 pm !

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APOLLO INTENSA EMOZIONE “IE” HYPER-CAR TO OFFICIALLY DEBUT ON THE 24 – 26 TH OF OCTOBER


PRESS RELEASE

• Exclusive launch event of Apollo IE to be held on October 24-26th in Italy.
• Development testing continues at European circuits.
• Official Launch Teaser Video Released

17 October 2017, Torino, Italy:
Apollo Automobil is proud to announce that the development programme for the Apollo Intensa Emozione “IE”, our upcoming flagship hyper-car, has been underway in Italy for quite some time and is finally ready to make its global debut.
The Apollo IE will be officially unveiled at an exclusive launch event in Italy from October 24-26th.
“We are extremely anxious and proud that we will soon be able to reveal the product of our passion to the world.” -Apollo Chairman, Norman Choi.
Created from a blank sheet of paper and built around an all-new bespoke, lightweight, full carbon fibre chassis, the IE represents the return to the truest, most organic form of the hyper-car. A car with its own soul. A car that is fuel for the senses. A car that lives and breathes with Intense Emotions.
Accompanying this announcement Apollo has provided an official teaser launch video ahead of the upcoming release of the Apollo IE.
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The Apollo IE all carbon-fibre chassis allows for maximum torsional rigidity and the ability to create an aerodynamically efficient shape.

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The next chapter of apollo automobil has arrived

THE NEXT CHAPTER OF APOLLO AUTOMOBIL HAS ARRIVED

A car with its own soul.
A car that provides the driver with modern, yet nostalgically pure, unadulterated sensory experience.
A car that is fuel for the senses.
A car that lives and breathes with Intense Emotion.
The Apollo IE.


• A completely new project created from a blank sheet of paper.
• A completely new project created from a blank sheet of paper.
• Intensa Emozione: the philosophy behind Apollo.
• Flagship hyper-car that represents the Ethos of Apollo.
• Apollo IE offers a raw, emotional driving experience. A car that is a feast for the human senses.
• A proper balance of old and new. No Turbos. No hybrid systems.
• Bespoke all carbon-fibre chassis, including front and rear subframes, allows for maximum torsional rigidity, safety and the ability to create a!lightweight and!aerodynamically efficient shape.
• Produces extreme levels of downforce. At 300km/h the IE produces over 1,350kg of net downforce.
• Boasts aerodynamic efficiency in excess of 3.0.
• Capable of lateral forces in excess of 2.0+G and VMAX of 335km/h.
• 780 HP with 9,000 rpm redline and torque of 760 Nm.
• Production is limited to 10 units.
• Base price: ” 2,300,000.
• A car with its own soul. A car that provides the driver with modern, yet nostalgically pure, unadulterated sensory experience. A car that is fuel for the senses. A car that lives and breathes with intense emotion. The Apollo IE.

INTRODUCTION
After many months of pure dedication, Apollo Automobil is happy to announce that the Apollo IE, its flagship hyper-car, is ready to meet the world.
Last year a new chapter of Apollo commenced. We wanted to build a car that was lightweight, aerodynamically efficient and connected, yet unimpeded by any emotionally dilutive technological systems.
“We felt that all the technological advancement and automation in today’s supercars took away the pure, raw emotional connection between driver and car,” commented Norman Choi, Apollo Chairman. “We wanted to build a car that would fill that void separating car and driver. So we built the Apollo IE.”
We were able to achieve our goal while still implementing a modern, intensively striking design language that symbolizes the brand. Pushing the boundaries of design, engineering and extensive applications of exotic materials.
This is a car that will make you fall in love all over again every time you set eyes on it.
This is a car that will make you taste the adrenaline every time you turn the key and hear the engine come to life.
This is a car that will make you feel alive every time you put it in gear.
This is the Apollo Intensa Emozione.
THE COMPANY

BRAND IDENTITY
Tracing our roots back to 2004, we are a group of pure car enthusiasts, some of us engineers, some artisans, designers and mechanics. We came together because of something that we share – the passion for automotive art, the longing for the connection between driver and car and the desire to provide a bespoke and emotional driving experience.
Over the last decades of automotive history, car manufacturers have gone to great lengths in applying technological advancements to improve both the performance and comfort of cars. However, somewhere along the way something was left behind.
All the automation that is meant to make the driver’s job “easier” has taken something fundamental away. Something that made up the roots that created the passion, drive and automotive culture and history that we have all learned to love. That pure, raw, emotional connection that binds driver and car.
Just like the Greek God Apollo, we see ourselves as a beacon of light in today’s market. We are here to take you on a ride that is filled with nostalgia and sensory overload without sacrificing performance or speed and still pushing forward with a modern, intensively striking design language that symbolizes the brand. We are here to fill that void separating car and driver. We are here to bring you home to be at one with the car.

PHILOSOPHY
Why do we want to challenge the norm and take the path less travelled? Not only because we can, because a desire burns within us to be better, to be relentless in the pursue of perfection.
“I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself” – Ferdinand Porsche.
That’s how we felt. That’s why we took with us our engineering and design precision to Torino Italy, the heart of automotive culture. A new breed of hyper-car was born out of our engineering and design precision.
It is a car that balances form and function. It is a precise engineered piece of art.
OUR MISSION
Our mission is to keep the core of automotive passion alive for current and future generations. To retain that intangible quality that although hard to describe, is at the root of automotive passion. To provide a bespoke and emotional experience; a feeling of control, a feast for your senses. Cars with intense emotion; cars with a soul.
THE APOLLO IE
The Apollo IE marks the return to the truest, most organic form of the hyper-car. Created from a blank sheet of paper, the IE is the beginning of the next chapter of Apollo. Our flagship hyper-car that represents the ethos of the brand.
From the beginning, our team set out to build a car that is lightweight, aerodynamically efficient and connected, but unimpeded by any emotionally dilutive technological systems. During the course of achieving this goal we poured in heart and soul, sweat and tears. The journey itself was intensely emotional.
The IE is a superleggera that combines the aerodynamic efficiency and mechanical grip of a modern GT1/GT3/LMP race car with the classical thrill of a high-revving naturally aspirated V12. This car has an organic granularity that other modern hyper-cars strive for, but are unable to deliver. All this while featuring a modern, intensively striking design language that symbolizes the brand.
This is a car that captures the lost emotion and fading spirit of the cars we grow up loving.
A car with its own soul. A car that provides the driver with modern, yet nostalgically pure, unadulterated sensory experience. A car that is fuel for the senses. A car that lives and breathes with intense emotion.
This is Intensa Emozione. This is the Apollo IE.
THE NAME
Intensa Emozione | The Ethos of Apollo
Quite literally, “Intensa Emozione” means intense emotion. These two simple words carry great significance – they are the backbone of everything we do, they describe the journey we trekked, they are the final product of our passion.
We want Apollo to be known as a brand with passion, ideal and demands. Not only have we built a hyper-car with world class performance, but we made certain that this machine is a true event to drive. Our intense emotions motivated and inspired us.

DESIGN
The Apollo IE embarks on a new chapter to ground an intensively striking design language that symbolizes the brand. Pushing the boundaries of design, engineering and extensive applications of exotic materials. The IE’s radical body surfaces are sculpted for tremendous efficiency and highly optimized functionality, reflecting and inspired by tactile fighter jets to apex predators such as sharks and raptors.
The body of the IE narrates the language of the movement of airflow. The idea of the IE is to pierce through and manipulate the air around and also through the vehicle. The convergence of the body panels illustrates radical depth of surfaces and stunning continuity of the body lines. A narrow teardrop shaped glass house allows the IE to achieve its stunning, bold and balanced proportions. Acuate creases and exposed wheels facilitates precise streamlining of airflow whilst resulting in a lightweight appearance grounded by powerful stance. Structural supports such as the rear spine and wing mounts are designed in order to achieve and sustain over 1350 kgs of downforce.
Every part of the Apollo IE is designed for highly functional purposes with a radical approach on style. Prominent elements such as the striking shark like nose, distinctive side aero fins, large angled wing mounts and the trident exhausts, make it instantly recognizable as an Apollo.

CHASSIS & MATERIALS
From the early stages of this project we knew that we wanted and needed to remain true to our core. We wanted to create a modern chassis for the next-generation. Utilizing advanced technologies and composite materials we were able to create a state of the art, bespoke, all-carbon fibre chassis which allows for maximum torsional rigidity, safety and the ability to create a!lightweight and!aerodynamically efficient shape.
The chassis consists of not only a carbon monocoque, but also incorporates carbon fibre front and rear subframes. This has allowed us to create more organic surfaces and a tighter packaging, which in return has a positive correlation to its robust aerodynamic efficiency.
The entire chassis, including the monocoque, front and rear subframes has a total weight of a mere 105kg.

SAFETY – Safety remains the utmost importance to us and with that in mind nothing was sacrificed. The Apollo IE features bespoke carbon fiber front crash structures, which up until today, have usually been reserved for only the pinnacle of motorsports such as Formula One.

BRAKES – A partner of Apollo, Brembo has always delivered outstanding performance and remains at the top of its segment. The IE uses a new Brembro carbon ceramic (CCM) system with 380×34 mm and a 6-piston caliper in the front and 380×34 mm, 4-piston caliper at the rear.

TYRES – Michelin is our official tyre supplier and partner. We work together to help identify and develop the optimal tyres to extract maximum performances from the IE. The Michelin tyres pair well with the Apollo IE and allow the car to achieve lateral forces in excess of 2G.

SUSPENSION
The IE features Formula One inspired double wishbone with full push-rod and rocker arm architecture on both the front and rear, along with adjustable anti-roll bars. The dampers are provided by Bilstein and are adjustable by the driver in three modes (Comfort, Sport, Auto).
In addition, the design of the suspension and components selected allow for a personal tuning and modification for each client. We allow our clients the ability to develop their own bespoke suspension setup.
The development of the suspension system was designed to achieve maximum performances, but also carry a targeted level of refinement in order to provide a capable, yet reliable driving experience. One which permits the driver to have full control of comfort and performance levels with electronic damper adjustability at their fingertips and the practicality of an Electro-Hydraulic lifter system that can raise the vehicle height by 50 mm up to 30 kph front and rear. All this was achieved while also incorporating a pneumatic quick-lift system with 4 air-jacks for easy pit-service operations in order to allow the IE to partake in serious circuit events and our Time Attack Program (to be released at a later date).

ENGINE
No turbos. No hybrid systems. A proper balance of old and new.
The Apollo IE is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.3 liter V12 engine. This ICE unit produces in excess of 780hp and 760nM of torque. The power unit was developed in partnership with our partner, Autotecnica Motori, and revs to 9,000rpm.
The IE features three engine Map-modes selected by the driver: Wet, Sport, Track – The selection is indicated on “Engine Map page” on main Display.
The decision to refrain from using any emotionally dilutive technological systems, such as hybridization, was made to deliver a modern, yet nostalgically, pure, unadulterated sensory experience.

GEARBOX
The power and torque of the Apollo IE is transmitted through a longitudinal Hewland sequential 6-speed+Rev gearbox with fully interchangeable gear ratios. The gearbox is operated via electro-pneumatic paddle shifters that move with the steering wheel so the next gear is always within the driver’s reach.
Utilizing this solution allows for a strong, race-proven gearbox that provides significant weight savings over a dual-clutch unit and yet lightening fast gear changes.
The powertrain is connected to the wheels by two superalloy lightweight semi-axles, designed by the Austrian specialist Pankl Racing Systems AG.

AERODYNAMICS
One of the key distinctive features of the Apollo IE is its aerodynamic efficiency which allows it to achieve world-class performances and extreme levels of downforce that far surpasses other cars in its category.
At 300km/h the IE produces over 1,350kg of net downforce. The downforce is properly balanced with 44.5% on the front and 55.5% on the rear.
The IE has an aerodynamic efficiency in excess of 3, which places it closer to that of an LMP2 race car than a proper GT road car.

THE LIMITED RUN
To maintain exclusivity, we will only build one sole batch of 10 units of the Apollo IE, each to the highest degree of customization requested by its owner.
Those who order the Apollo IE will be granted exclusive access to the Time Attack program, that will be run by Apollo on the most relevant European racing circuits, and will also gain priority rights to order the future sibling of the Apollo IE, the Arrow, which is scheduled to see the light in 2019.
We also offer a unique opportunity for our clients to partake in the fine tuning development process of the IE and the development of the future Apollo cars from the beginning. IE owners will be invited to accompany Team Apollo to private testing sessions. This bespoke and personal experience allows IE owners to see what goes on behind the scenes during the development process of a new car and have the opportunity for their input play a role. A privilege only a select few in the world can claim.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

MAIN DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Length5.066 mm
Width1.995 mm
Height1.130 mm
Wheelbase2.700 mm
Front Overhang1129 mm
Rear Overhang1237 mm
Front track1678 mm
Rear track1640 mm
Curb Weight1250 kg
Weight distribution - Front45%
Weight distribution - Rear:55%
Minimum distance from ground:110 mm in normal setting / 60 mm in race-mode
Distance from ground “lifted”:160 mm (electro-hydraulic actuated, possible only below 60 kph)
CHASSIS & MATERIALS
FrameCenter carbon fiber monocoque with carbon fiber crash boxes
Rear frameCarbon fiber structure
Wheels & tires - Front (Road)Forged Aluminum BBS rims 20" Michelin Sport Cup2 tires 265/35 R20
Wheels & tires - Rear (Road)Forged Aluminum BBS rims 21” Michelin Sport Cup2 tires 325/30 R21
Wheels & tires - Front (Track)Forged Aluminum BBS rims 18” Michelin slick tires 300/680
Wheels & tires - Rear (Track)Forged Aluminum BBS rims 18” Michelin slick tires 310/710
Front brakesBrembo Carbo-Ceramic 380 mm disks – 6 pistons Caliper
Rear brakesBrembo Carbo-Ceramic 380 mm disks – 4 pistons Caliper
Front suspensionsDouble wishbone with pushrod and rocker Anti-roll-bar
Rear suspensionDouble wishbone with pushrod and rocker Adjustable anti roll-bar
Suspension control systemSuspension control system Bilstein dampers on front and rear axle, adjustable by driver (Comfort, Sport, Auto)
Vehicle lifting systemElectro-Hydraulic lifter controlled by driver. Can raise the vehicle height by 50 mm up to 30 kph
Service lifting systemPneumatic quick-lift system with 4 air-Jacks for easy pit-service operations
ABS and ABS Maps10 ABS setting levels selected by the driver (from less intrusive – high friction roads & sport driving - till more intrusive – wet condition and safe driving). The selection is indicated on “ABS Map page” on main Display (Track use only).

POWERTRAIN & TRANSMISSION
EngineV12 – 6.300 cc
Max power780 Hp at 8.500 rpm
Max. engine Torque760 Nm at 6.000 rpm
Fuel tank capacity100 liters (26.4 Gallons)
Engine maps3 engine Maps-modes selected by the driver: Wet, Sport, Track – The selection is indicated on “Engine Map page” on main Display
Traction Control12 traction control levels selected by the driver (from less intrusive – high friction roads & sport driving - till more intrusive – wet condition and safe driving). The selection is indicated on “Traction Control page” on main Display

EXTERIOR BODY
Exterior panelsAll carbon fiber panels, with Twill 4x4 visual carbon lacquered (optional).
Rear wingHigh efficiency “spoon rear wing” twin elements, adjustable flap (± 8°) connected to air scoop through a “whale-tale” carbon structure
Front splitterHigh downforce splitter with lower Jabroc-wood skid plates
Air foils with adjustable inclination and adjustable dive planesHigh end aerodynamic devices to increase downforce with high efficiency
Side sill finsDouble aerodynamic side sill fins to improve cooling efficiency

INTERIOR
SeatingCarbon fiber shells, pads seating concept tailored to the customer/ driver. (Standard racing seat optional).
Steering WheelQuick release, racing type steering wheel. Covers in carbon fiber, handles upholstered in leather/alcantara. Commands on steering wheel. Apollo paddle-shifts in Ergal
Main displayMain high-resolution color display 12”
Secondary touch display5” touch display roof mounted. Includes controls of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Windshield defrost, interior LED light control, date & time
“INIZIO” start leverThe Intensa Emozione will start by pulling the “INIZIO” (begin in Italian) lever in anodized Ergal
Roll-over protection hoopDriver and passenger are protected in case of roll-over by a strong high strength steel hoop. (Full roll-cage optional).
BacklightThrough the stratified safety backlight, it is possible to see the V12 engine compartment illuminated by red LED lights
Interior ambient LED lightsBetween the seat pads are located strips of Ambient LED lights giving a unique atmosphere to the cabin compartment. The light intensity can be adjusted from the roof mounted touch display

PERFORMANCES
Max speed335 kph
Acceleration 0-100 kph2.7 s
Max Lateral g-force>2.0G
Aerodynamic efficiencyCz/Cd > 3.0
Side sill finsDouble aerodynamic side sill fins to improve cooling efficiency
Aerodynamic downforce (total)1350 kg at 300 kph
Aerodynamic downforce (front)44.5% (600 kg at 300 kph)
Aerodynamic downforce (rear)55.5% (750 kg at 300 kph)
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I just cannot get into design language like this. The transformers looking space ships that are coming out just baffle me. I'm sure there is a market for it so bravo to them for making it but I hope others do not continue to copy.

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The press release ticks all the Italian PR boxes, 'emotion' 'passion' 'stunning'.....
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Do not like. Looks like a Revell model kit from the '60s.
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The story of the Apollo IE and the collaboration with HWA AG told in this 60 second commercial.


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PRESS RELEASE

APOLLO AUTOMOBIL ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION AGREEMENT
WITH HWA AG AND DEVELOPMENT UPDATES FEATURED
ON PRODUCTION VERSION OF APOLLO IE

• Apollo IE has been co-developed with HWA AG, renowned motorsport and development specialist
who amongst others was responsible for the legendary Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR and its motorsport
activities.
• Apollo IE to be built by HWA AG in the same facility that all other HWA motorsport cars were
produced.
• Production IE features new all-carbon fiber chassis, including mono-cell rollover protection.
• New chassis is hand-built and co-developed with Apollo, HWA AG and Capricorn Group.
• New chassis is built to meet and partly exceed respective FIA LMP2 safety requirements.
• Capricorn Group to produce monocoques and are responsible for producing world-class chassis’s
such as the Le Mans winning Porsche 919 LMP1 monocoque. Capricorn’s successes can be found
here.
• Apollo IE first production car to feature full fire suppressant system and fuel cells integrated into
monocoque.
• First customer deliveries and press drives will commence this summer.
Germany, 16th April, 2019

The Story

“The Apollo IE is our passion project. Our favorite days were the GT1 days of the 90’s and we felt
analog cars of this nature would never be produced again so we pursued our vision and in complete
secrecy, we designed and built the car of our dreams to pay a modern tribute to this era and most
notably, the CLK-GTR, the most successful GT1 car of all-time.
“In the relentless pursuit of perfection we took it a step further and created a strategic technical
partnership with HWA AG. HWA stands for the initials of Hans Werner Aufrecht, the founder of AMG.”
-Norman Choi, Apollo Chairman.”
For us, it is simple, we either do things the right way or not at all. The depth and historical significance
of the Apollo IE program will stand the test of time, a car with true meaning, a car with a soul. Since the
cars debuted at the end of 2017, an extensive development program has been conducted with HWA
ahead of production. We are now pleased to provide additional color on the extent of the updates to
the production car and to further articulate the extremes in which we went to execute with perfection,
down to the most minute detail.

Chassis

All New featuring cutting-edge technology and hand-built by the best
“As part of our partnership with HWA we made a prudent and strategic long-term decision to discard
our original carbon chassis to make certain that we adhered to the highest safety standards that are at
the cutting edge of technology and would permit use in future applications, leaving the door open for
potential competition participation. The recently announced hyper-car class by the FIA and ACO is
certainly of interest and something we are currently investigating as we await the final regulations,”
-Ryan Berris, Apollo General Manager and CMO.
The all-new Apollo IE platform, features the first all-carbon fiber production chassis of its kind,
consisting not only of the monocoque, but subframes and crash structures. The new chassis has been
engineered to meet and to partly exceed respective FIA LMP2 safety requirements and features a
carbon mono-cell which provides occupant protection without the requirement for a roll-cage. Key
features of the new chassis are its modular design, increased safety, increased torsional rigidity,
symmetrical design (offered in both left and right-right-hand configurations) and weight reduction
versus the prototype platform.
Our new chassis is hand-built using a high-quality prepreg-autoclave and the most advanced carbon
fiber technology. The ethos for the car has always been an analog car in a digital world and this
pertains not only to the driving experience, but also the hand-crafted nature of every aspect of the car.

Chassis Partner

A joint effort, the new chassis was co-developed with Apollo, HWA AG and Capricorn Group.
Capricorn is a specialist supplier in the automotive industry with six production facilities in four
countries across Europe and their headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany. Capricorn will produce the
Apollo IE chassis and are responsible for producing world-class chassis’s such as the Le Mans winning
Porsche 919 LMP1 monocoque. A list of Capricorn’s successes can be found here.
Redesigned Door Internals for Side Impact Protection
We completely redesigned the internals of the doors adding improved reinforcement structures to
provide increased safety in the event of a side impact.

Door Hinge Safety System

The production IE features a new hinge system co-developed with HWA AG which features a manually
actuated hinge system that will disengage the doors in the event of a rollover.
Fuel System Integrated into Monocoque
The production Apollo IE features an innovative fuel storage center which is now integrated directly
into the monocoque. The fuel cell resides within a carbon/kevlar safety cell which is designed to
ensure the highest level of safety and prevention of fuel cell punctures in the event of an impact.

Fire Suppressant Systems

In the spirit of keeping safety as paramount, we felt that super/hyper-car fires are becoming
increasingly prevalent and pose a risk for occupants and innocent bystanders. We strived to find a
solution that would address this potential issue and are pleased to say that we have developed and
integrated a fire suppressant system. The fire suppressant system, which will initiate manually by the
driver/occupant, protects both the cockpit and the engine bay. Both systems remain concealed as not
to disrupt the aesthetics nor ergonomics.
Suspension / Steering System
The production IE features an entirely new suspension setup with improved kinematics and weight
balance as well as a new and improved steering system.

Aero / Thermal Dynamics

During our development program we were able to greatly enhance the aerodynamic efficiency, aero
balance and thermal dynamics of the car to achieve optimum performance whilst ensuring stability
under all conditions for the driver. Improvements in cooling have also been made throughout the
engine bay and braking system. For the brakes, we optimized the cooling for both setups that come
with the car, our Brembo carbon ceramics and AP racing steel brakes (for heavy track use). Regardless
of the use case, we have tested and revised the setup to provide sustainable durability and
performance.

Powertrain

An extensive development program has been conducted on the production IE powertrain and with
HWA we have re-calibrated the setup for our specific application utilizing transient dynamometer
testing. The transient dyno allowed us to run dynamic test cycles utilizing the entire powertrain for
prolonged periods while simulating various race tracks around the globe. This process helped
optimize the overall performance of the engine, gearbox refinement and test the longevity of the final
application.

Interior

The final production IE features an all new interior with a sport or race-seating system with increased
support and ability to modify support for specific purposes depending upon the drivers preferred
configuration, amongst other upgrades. The new interior will be revealed upon first customer delivery.

Production Announcement

Further strengthening the Apollo IE project story, we are pleased to announce that the final production
of the IE will be conducted by HWA AG, in the same facility that all other HWA motorsport cars were
produced. First customer deliveries and press drives will commence this summer.

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