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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
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]