IS GUMPERT FINISHED?
Gumpert files for insolvency as funds dry up
The Tornante, with actual styling by Touring Superleggera rather than some crazed sci-fi fan with an apparently limitless supply of angular vents and carbon aero addenda, was the vehicle to carry Gumpert into this new territory but the funds seem to have dried up and the administrators have been called in.
Is this the end for Gumpert then? Founder Roland Gumpert remains bullish and has been quoted in an official statement as saying "The Apollo has gained an exclusive fan base throughout Germany and Europe. Now we have taken care of this customer base intensely. Production continues and we hope to sell the first vehicle within this week."
Watch this space. And in the meantime here's that 7:11 'ring lap to remind you what we'll be missing if the firm does go bust.