Yes, the Autoart model is beautiful because of its paint job alone, but there is considerable detail here too.
Start with the parts count; that always gives some indication of the quality. This one has 479 parts, of which 211 are metal and 38 are photoetched. Each model gets 131 freehand sprays to give it a thick, glossy coat too. This is well beyond toy-quality finishes.
Autoart is generous with its black mesh grillework and carbon-fiber-look underpinnings below the easily-removed nose section. Taking that portion off allows the collector to see three jewellike headlights and orange hoses that collect air for the massive disc brakes, which are easily visible behind the racy black-spoked wheels with anodized blue center mounting nuts.
Raising the rear bonnet to see the engine requires loosening a couple of screws and then propping up the bodywork with a special strut. Makes for a dramatic pose, and you can see the plumbing and wiring. I like the carbon-fiber-look giant rear wing here too, and the diffuser on the car’s rear lower lip.
There’s more of the black carbon-fiber on the giant air scoop mounted on the roof, and more black mesh grillework around the quad exhaust pipes and in air vents fore and aft of the scalloped area that cuts into the Apollo’s sides.
The Gumpert’s interior looks fine with the gullwing doors open, but close inspection shows a gray hard-plastic dash and seats that look very much like plastic because of their smooth texture. But there’s a shifter and black racing seatbelts to give it a more-finished appearance.
It’s hard not to like a beautiful low-slung supercar in metallic orange, and with all the detailing this Gumpert Apollo offers. If you’re a supercar collector, this is an unusual model of a rare racer.
Gumpert Apollo S (orange)
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