apollo takes design cues from sharks to accommodate arrow's aerodynamic threshold
apollo takes design cues from sharks to accommodate arrow's aerodynamic threshold
mar 13, 2016

apollo takes design cues from sharks to accommodate arrow's aerodynamic threshold

apollo takes design cues from sharks to accommodate arrow’s aerodynamic threshold
image courtesy of apollo




at the 2016 geneva motor show, apollo autombil set a new chapter in the company’s history with the ‘arrow’. looking to nature for design cues, the vehicle has a carbon fiber body with an integrated carbon monocoque for safety. 

the front face of the apollo ‘arrow’ 
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the apollo ‘arrow’ boasts an 1,000 hp V8 engine that pushes the car from zero to 100 km/h in less than 2.9 seconds. using two larger turbochargers on the top instead of the bottom results in a top speed of 360 km/h. it also has an extensively reinforced drivetrain to ensure that it can safely transfer the immense forces. apollo plan to produce a maximum of 100 unique ‘arrows’, each of them exclusively tailored to its owner.

the car is equipped with a V8 engine that outputs 1,000 hp 
image courtesy of apollo




‘the arrow is truly magnificent – it is the perfect combination of german engineering and automotive art,’ explains roland gumpert, CEO and chief engineer at apollo.  ‘although it’s still a prototype, we are confident that the arrow will achieve the unimaginable.’

the ‘arrow’ is made completely from carbon fiber 
image courtesy of apollo

the back fixed spoiler and aerodynamic undercarriage
image courtesy of apollo

the top view
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the engine compartment on view at the 2016 geneva motor show 
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