Turns out a wing and prayer doesn’t always get the job done.
Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur (phew!) is known for making some distinctively styled yet lunatically fast supercars, a combination that would surely get any respectable petrolhead hot and bothered about the collar: indeed, the Apollo Sport has beaten the Dodge Viper ACR, the Lexus LFA (Nurburgring Package), the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, and the Pagani Zonda F Clubsport around the Nordschleife. Now though, ten years after Roland Gumpert started his own eponymous business, the company has filed for insolvency.
Production continues for now, but you can be sure that all 30 employees will have their fingers crossed that Gumpert does not go the way of fellow-German outfit Maybach.
Source – Car Monday