Lamborghini and Reiter Engineering are teaming up once again on a new Gallardo GT3 race car that will be competing this year and next.
The Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2 will be developed by Reiter Engineering in cooperation with the Italian automaker and will be based on the new 2013 Gallardo model. The new focus on the GT3 FL2 will be for endurance racing and will include “24-hour” brakes, improved engine cooling, and reduced fuel consumption. It will also receive plenty of enhancements in the aerodynamics department including a new front splitter, rear carbon diffuser, and a highly-efficient aero kit. The upgrades to the aero compared to its predecessor aims to reduce weight by at least 55 pounds.
Pricing is steep for the 2013 Gallardo GT3, coming in at $430,500 (€ 320,000) plus any applicable taxes. Deliveries of the new GT3 race car will begin in March in Europe and Asia and will participate in a various of race series including the Blancpain Endurance Series, Asia Le Mans Series, and the Italian GT3 Championship.
“We are delighted to announce a minimum five-year agreement with Reiter Engineering as our exclusive development and supply partner for Lamborghini GT3 cars, based on Reiter’s strong engineering skills, passion for and understanding of the Lamborghini brand and, of course, obvious racing success,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “We are committed to supporting racing in Europe and Asia in 2013 with expansion into the USA in 2014: GT3 racing, together with our highly successful mono marque Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series in Europe, Asia and this year the USA, are a clear fit with the Lamborghini brand, where we take the prowess of our super sports cars from the road to the track.”
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