Gumpert Tornante by Touring
By: R. Mazawey
March 7, 2011
Germany's own Gumpert, who manufacture supercars for a living teamed up with Italian coach builders Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera for the newest animal in the fleet. It is called the “Tornante” and it pushes 690 horsepower from a BiTurbo V8 engine.
The engine in the Tornante only weighs 432 lbs., and is linked to a 6-speed TT40e semi-automatic gear box…sounds like some sort of machine gun! Paddle shifters sit behind the steering wheel for seamless shifts, as the Tornante can hit a top speed of 186 mph.
Gumpert’s two-seater sits on aluminum or forged 19 inch wheels in the front, and 20 inch wheels in rear. The tire of choice is Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
The Tornante has just about 7 cubic feet of cargo space, which is 16% less than the Ferrari 458 Italia.
“The new model should not only offer ample performance and superb dynamic properties and aerodynamics, but also adequate levels of comfort, interior space and ergonomics,” Gumpert stated in a press release.
“The spirit of a true dream car, but with sufficient practical features to become a safe and usable sports car in today's traffic.”
The only down side to the car is that it weighs 100-200 kg (220 – 440 lbs) more than the Gumpert Apollo. The reason for this is the increase in height (100 mm/3.93 in), and length (15 mm/0.59 in).
This makes the curb weight somewhere around the 1,300-1,400 kg (2,866 - 3,086 lbs) range.
No other specifications have been released…stay tuned to Motor Lounge for more information as we receive it!
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