German supercar maker Gumpert has unveiled its long rumoured second model at the Geneva motor show.
Called the Tornante, the new car has been developed in partnership with Italian based Touring Superleggera, which is responsible for the new two seater’s styling.
Conceived to provide greater comfort, practicality, refinement and long distance touring attributes than the extreme Apollo – Gumpert’s initial model launched in 2005, the first deliveries of the Tornante are planned to get under way in 2012.
An initial sketch of the new car reveals it boasts more cohesive and contemporary styling than the Apollo, which will continue to be produced in small numbers alongside the Tornante at Gumpert’s workshop in Altenburg, Germany.
Gumpert describes the look of the new car as “clean, efficient and well balanced”. Features brought over from the Apollo include gullwing style doors and a wide rear hood. The fledgling German supercar maker also says the two-seat Tornante boasts “innovative proportions within the rear section”. This is thought to be a reference to receiving a longer rear section than the Apollo for a larger fuel tank and greater luggage carrying capacity.