Gumpert Tornante patent images leaked
At the Geneva Motor Show in 2011, German supercar maker Gumpert showed a concept for an all-new car that was designed in conjunction with Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera to critical acclaim. It was much more stylish than the functional Apollo for which the company made its name.
Unfortunately since then, Gumpert had some money issues and went into provisional insolvency. This all appears to have been straightened out now though, as a set of images for a design patent have been leaked out onto car website Worldcarfans.com showing what seems to be a tweaked production version of the Tornante.
The profile is still the same, but at the front the nose has been softened with a smaller grille, additional lower air intake and reprofiled headlights which are strongly reminiscent of those on the McLaren 12C.
The rear is where most of the changes have been made though, with a louvred panel replacing the rear windows of the concept, along with a sharper tail and Gallardo-esque rear lights. The large carbon fibre diffuser remains.
Power for the new model is supposed to carry over from the Apollo, meaning a highly modified 4.2 litre Audi V8 with twin turbos, producing around 700 bhp. We’re really looking forward to the official reveal of the Tornante now, which is likely to be sooner rather than later given this latest leak.
Images courtesy Worldcarfans.com