One of the most outrageous supercars of recent times is seemingly set to appear in Forza Motorsport 7 very soon.
When the latest update for the game dropped, eagle-eyed players noticed the ‘Forzathon’ menu icon had been replaced with a closeup of the Apollo Intensa Emozione track-focused hypercar’s front offside wheel.
Though not the first time the Apollo has been seen in a racing game (the car is already featured in mobile titles such as CSR 2), it is the Intensa Emozione’s inaugural appearance on a game released for the PC and consoles.
Potentially making the Apollo’s playable debut in Forza Motorsport 7 more imminent are the sound changes that were recently introduced to the game. According to the patch notes, the April 2019 update introduced revised audio effects for an array of high-performance engines such as the Ferrari V12. Reportedly, the Intensa Emozione’s 780 horsepower engine is derived from the 6.3-litre V12 that Ferrari used in the F12berlinetta grand tourer.
As the McLaren Senna is Forza Motorsport 7’s ‘spotlight car’ for April, it’s unlikely the Apollo will be added to Forza Motorsport 7’s car roster this month. It’s more likely the hypercar will be made available to players from May 2019 at the very earliest.
A spiritual successor to the Gumpert Apollo (a track-focused machine that long-term Forza players will likely be familiar with), the Apollo Intensa Emozione is pitched as an old school antidote to the current crop of turbocharged and hybrid supercars. The Apollo is also set to be an extremely rare speed machine: Intensa Emozione production is limited to just 10 units, and you’ll need to have at least €2.3m going spare if you want to own one.