Geneva Microbrands: Gumpert, Tramontana

February 27, 2007

Two high-performance sports cars that made their debuts at last year’s Geneva Motor Show are back.

 

First up is the exotic single-seat Tramontana, described by the Spanish manufacturer as “half Formula One car, half fighter jet.” Last year it was a prototype but now it’s in full production trim. Under the bonnet is a V-12 twin-turbo developing up to 720 hp and 679 lb-ft of torque depending on state of tune. Power is transferred to the road through the rear wheels via a sequential six-speed manual gearbox. The car can hit 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and top speed is 220 mph.

 

Put the Tramontana head to head in a straight sprint with the Gumpert Apollo Sport and it would be a close race, but the latter would take the tape first. Stopping the clock at three seconds flat to 60, the two-seater has a mid-engine, eight-cylinder layout and develops up to 800 hp. Standard equipment includes an Alcantara-trimmed cabin, air conditioning, CD player and reversing camera as standard. At the 2006 Geneva exhibition the Apollo appeared in standard form rather than the Sport model seen here.

 

The price for the Gumpert is $394,000 plus tax, but there are no details on the Tramontana.


 

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