The engine's only two liters, but it's still putting out nearly 420 hp, and an Explosion S version will bump that number to north of 500 hp. Like Audi heritage from which this car springs, it's got all wheel drive, so very little of that power will get converted to tire smoke unless you're trying. The design? The lines flow about as smoothly as the name Gumpert rolls off the tongue, but that's not going to matter one little bit when you get the chance to drive this beast down a damp one lane road in the middle of a forest.
Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. He sometimes thinks vehicular looks are overrated, so long as the engineering is sound, and you can follow him on Twitter.