It's the Gumpert Apollo, a small-volume, high-powered German-built supercar. The company announced this week that a version of the Apollo fitted with a hybrid powertrain will run in the grueling, day-long race on the famous Nürburgring circuit. The Apollo's system employs a 100kW electric motor charged by captured brake energy. That motor supplements the Apollo's 630-horsepower Audi-sourced twin-turbo V8. Together, the gas-electric combination provides the equivalent of 800 horsepower. The Apollo hybrid, piloted by Former F1 driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen and endurance racer Dirk Müller, will compete with traditionally powered entries from Porsche, BMW and Aston Martin. It should be said the Nürburgring race is far less formal than the buttoned-up 24 Hours of Le Mans. The emphasis is on amateur drivers and the spectacle of hundreds of car nuts attempting to master Germany's "Green Hell" course in whatever cars they brought.