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Apollo Automobil launches the Apollo Intensa Emozione hypercar

News International-French

30 Oct 2017

After months of dedication, Apollo Automobil announces the Apollo Intensa Emozione (IE), its flagship hyper-car.

Apollo Intensa Emozione

Last year a new chapter of Apollo commenced. The company 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.”

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.

Apollo IE

Design
The Apollo IE embarks on a new chapter to ground a 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. 

Apollo Intensa Emozione

Chassis and materials
From the early stages of this project  the company knew that they wanted to create a modern chassis for the next-generation. Utilizing advanced technologies and composite materials the company was 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. 

Apollo Intensa Emozione