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Timepiece manufacturer Blancpain will be offering up a 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 GT3 race car at the upcoming RM Auctions in Monaco on May 12th, 2012.
Blancpain runs the Super Trofeo race series, which is a spec series strictly consisting of Lamborghini Gallardos. Up for auction will be one of those race cars, sporting a 5.2-liter V10 with 605-hp. It will be offered without a reserve, though it’s estimates to sell for around $105k to $130k.
Even better is that 100 percent of the sale proceeds will directly benefit the Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy, a charity that Blancpain has been a long-time benefactor of since 2001. The race car was built by Lamborghini Motorsport Department Reiter Engineering and was driven by Marc A. Hayek and Peter Kox in the ADAC GT Masters and the Blancpain Endurance Series in 2011. It claimed the 2011 Amateur Class championship in the ADAC GT Masters series.
GALLERY: Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 GT3 Race Car
Those with a little less than half a million lying around and looking to compete in some GT3-class racing can now get their hands on BMW’s Z4 GT3 race car. After its successful victory in Dubai’s 24 Hours race, BMW did some more testing and aerodynamic tweaking prior to allowing customers to order their own 2011 GT3 competitor race car.
While most of the Z4 retains its overall stock body and shape, the curves have clearly been enhanced with a much wider stance along with a plethora of aerodynamic tweaks for the track. Under the hood, the standard Z4 powerplant has been tossed aside for the more potent M3′s V8. A six-speed paddle-shifted sequential transmission is mated to the 4.4-liter V8.
The race car is now available for ordering from BMW Motorsport Distribution at $454,500 or so.
Official press release available after the break.
GALLERY: 2011 BMW Z4 GT3
Known for their tuning prowess and expertise in building Lamborghini race cars, Reiter Engineering has just made another huge splash with their Gallardo LP600+ GT3 race car. The LP600+ ushers in 600-hp at 8000 rpm out of its 5.2L V10 powerplant while weighing in at a scant 2,623-lbs.
With a price tag just a tad over $375,000, Reiter Engineering’s Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ is most certainly not for everybody.
In addition to its race-inspired aesthetics, the LP600+ features a new exhaust system, the suspension has been overhauled based on Reiter’s Murcielago R-GT while the brakes are from AP. The cockpit screams race car with a complete switch panel in the center console and paddle shifters to access the modified gear ratios.
The Lp600+ comes equipped with 18×11-inch lightweight magnesium wheels in the front while the rear sports a wider 18×12.5-inch pairing. Reiter Engineering has also fine-tuned the aerodynamics with a front splitter featuring double under-floor diffusers and a high down force rear racing wing.
GALLERY: Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+
[Source: Jon Sibal]
Ever wondered what it takes to fully assemble a GT3 race car? Now’s your chance to find out. Team West Coast Racing put together a really nifty video, consolidating over 600 man hours into just 3 minutes of 39 seconds
The video starts with a bare chassis that arrived from BMW Motorsport, with everything else in pieces. Team West Coast Racing from Sweden then takes their time assembling the entire car and we get a great insider’s look of all the intricate work and details put into a proper race car.
One thing we did find odd is how the majority of the work is done by one person and one person only, which we guess is understandable so that everything is done properly and at least someone is responsible if something goes awry.
Make sure to hit the jump to watch the video – if you’ve got 3 minutes and 39 seconds to spare.