Geneva Show: Apollo's 1,000HP Arrow
For all intents and purposes, Apollo believe their brand new Arrow is so spectacular, it's worthy of the hypercar moniker.
Before it could be called anything, this car first needed to be lightweight, which is why Apollo aimed for 1,300 kg as their target, ensuring that downforce performance at a set velocity allows the car's mass to be neutralized.
In terms of looks, the company applied a radically different aerodynamic treatment , allowing it to remain visually striking, yet having improved drag/downforce ratios as well as enhanced cooling performance. Though this is a slightly less aggressive car compared to what we're used to seeing from Apollo, it can also be consider as being more modern-looking.
Apollo even goes on to compare its aesthetics with those of a shark moving through water, giving the Arrow the appearance of motion even when standing still. Yes, design fluidity goes a long way - though we're not exactly displeased with how bonkers their previous cars looked either.
By the way, this thing has Gullwing doors, a carbon bodyshell and it's got a mid-engine configuration, which comes in handy when cornering at high speed.
Speaking of speed, the Arrow comes with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 unit, good for 1,000 PS and 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft). Those numbers are being put to good use through a fully synchronized sequential 7-speed CIMA transmission with a twin plate clutch configuration. In a straight line, it will hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.8 seconds, and max out at 360 km/h (223 mph) which sounds remarkably similar to what the new Lamborghini Centenario can do.
Apollo have stated that the Arrow is a street legal car, while still fulfilling all FIA standards, which means that it can be easily homologated for different racing series.