The IE in Apollo IE stands for Intensa Emozione, meaning intense emotion, and the hyper-car was designed with high-functionality and radical style in mind. Apollo IE was developed in partnership with HWA AG, the motorsport specialist responsible for the legendary Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR. The new chassis was co-developed by Apollo, HWA AG, and Capricorn Group.
By using advanced technologies and composite materials, designers created a first of its kind bespoke, all-carbon-fiber chassis consisting not only of the monocoque, but subframes and crash structures. The new chassis meets and exceeds FIA LMP2 (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile or International Automobile Federation Le Mans Prototype 2) safety requirements and features a carbon mono-cell, providing the driver protection without the requirement for a roll-cage. The chassis is hand-built using a high-quality prepreg-autoclave and advanced carbon fiber technology. Additionally, the fuel cell resides in a carbon/Kevlar safety cell integrated into the monocoque, ensuring the protection of the fuel cell in the event of an impact.
The Apollo IE boasts a maximum speed of 335 kph (kilometers per hour) and accelerates from 0-100 kilometers in 2.7 seconds. The engine is a V12 – 6,300 cc with 780 horsepower. The curb weight of the vehicle is 1,250 kilograms.