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by Brett Davis

Gumpert has revealed a teaser image of its brand new supercar, set to be called the Gumpert Tornante. This is the first time the Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera-designed body has been revealed. Even if the image is slightly distorted and blurred, it looks like the new car will be quite stunning.

From the image we can see the new Tornante showcases a smoother, more rounded body design than the company’s previous benchmark model, the Gumpert Apollo. The Apollo offered very little compromise in visual aesthetics – something that was obviously put behind aerodynamic function on the list of priorities. It was a highly strung, seriously focused car, the Apollo, and was one of the fastest street legal hypercars available and even held the lap record around the famous Nurburgring at one stage.

The new Tornante, however, looks like it will be something to ogle. With a large front air intake dominating the front end, the Tornante body almost looks as though it is a single-piece structure. Every segment of the car looks as though it is merged seamlessly into the next. The headlight design also appears more modern and crisp compared with the Apollo.

Just because the design is softer than the previous model, doesn’t mean the Tornante will be any less focused. Incorporated into the lower front bumper bar sit two large air intakes. We suspect these were placed there to draw air into the front wheel arches and provide substantial ducted cooling for the front brake rotors.

Official engine specifications are yet to be released but reports say the new Gumpert Tornante will feature a 4.2-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 515kW of power.

Gumpert will unveil the Gumpert Tornante at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show on March 1.




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