Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2 by Reiter EngineeringTuesday, January 29, 2013 12:37 by Arman Barari
Lamborghini has renewed its partnership with Reiter Engineering for another five years. Together these two will produce the 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2 race car. This is the first time Lamborghini directly collaborates on developing a GT car.
The new racer is based on the latest version of the road-going car, and features many improvements over the last year’s model. Priced at € 320,000, the Gallardo GT3 is still one of the most cost-effective GT3 race cars out there with only € 9/km to € 12/km parts rebuild costs.
Improvements on the new Gallardo include ’24-hour’ brakes, improved engine cooling and reduced fuel consumption. Those are in addition to the new aero kit designed for the facelift Gallardo, consisting of new front splitter, a rear carbon diffuser based on that developed for the Super Trofeo. The 2013 car is also 25 kg lighter, and therefore has better power to weight ratio.
Reiter Engineering has been running Lamborghini GT cars since 2000, securing 199 victories and 350 podium positions.For development of the new car, an expanded in-house motorsport team within Lamborghini’s R&D department will oversee the GT3 race programme, under the guise of Lamborghini Squadra Corse.
This joint operation with Lamborghini is a proof of Reiter’s excellence at what they do.