That was when 26 year old German driver Florian Gruber, completed the 22.87 kilometre lap in seven minutes 11.57 seconds.
With a massive 515kW and 875Nm, the 1200 kilogram car achieved a truly remarkable average speed of 171km/h and at the same time, beat the previous 'ring record by the odd looking Donkervoort D8 in 2005, with a time of 7:14. 89.
If you watch the video we have posted, you can clearly see how utterly stable the Apollo is at speeds beyond 300km/h in the straight sections, which is due to the Formula One style down force for which Gumpert cars are renowned.
The above time is even more astonishing when you consider the feared Nissan GT-R posted a time of 7:22 minutes with its chief test driver behind the wheel.
Moreover, the Gumpert was shod with its standard Michelin Pilot Sport Cup street legal road tyres and again, if you watch the video of the lap, there is almost no tyre squeal whatsoever.
And the best part, the driver said that he could have gone faster is some sections, so get ready for the Gumpert Apollo sport to break it’s own record.