Automobili Lamborghini and Reiter Engineering have signed a minimum five-year agreement to implement the GT3 motorsport program, starting this year. The GT3 motorsport program will be kicked off with the launch of a new car for the 2013 and 2014 seasons -- the Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2.
The Gallardo GT3 FL2 is developed by Reiter Engineering in collaboration with Lamborghini's R&D motorsport department and is based on the new Gallardo MY13.
The development of the GT3 FL2 is centered on long-distance performance and includes '24-hour' brakes, enhanced engine cooling and lower fuel consumption. The GT3 FL2 features a highly efficient aero kit, a new front splitter and a rear carbon diffuser based on the one developed for the Super Trofeo.
The new car also boasts of an overall improved power-to-weight performance, thanks to its lighter weight – the GT3 FL2 is lighter by 25kg over its predecessor. The Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2 by Reiter also proved to bear significantly low running costs – at parts rebuild costs of €9/km to €12/km. The GT3 FL2 has a starting price of € 320,000, plus taxes.
Reiter Engineering has been developing its own Lamborghini GT cars since 2000 – enabling it to secure 199 victories and 350 podium finishes within GT championships since 2007 – but this will be the first time that the German firm will develop a GT3 race car in direct collaboration with Lamborghini.
Sephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, said that the agreement with Reiter Engineering as its exclusive development and supply partner for Lamborghini GT3 cars is based on Reiter's strong engineering skills; passion for and understanding of the Lamborghini brand; and racing success. Winkelmann remarked that they are committed to supporting racing in Europe and Asia in 2013, with expansion into the United States in 2014.