Reiter Engineering unveils the Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ GT3

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 4, 2012

The racing package for the Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ GT3 for 2012 was unveiled by Reiter Engineering a year after the announcement was made. Hans Reiter said that the race cars for 2012 will have significant changes, including a focus on endurance racing since it’s the next development step. Hans Reiter said that the Gallardo has proven itself as “a safe and fast car in sprint format races.”

Hans Reiter said that they aim to be successful at long distance races as well. To accomplish this, they plan to build a “reliable 24-hour race car” that’s capable of winning. Among its upgrades is a new 2012 Holinger gearbox that’s lighter and composed of fewer parts than the previous version. Its shifting has become more accurate and direct. Its highlights include a larger splitter and double dive plates on the front bumper corners to have added downforce.

Reiter is currently working to re-calibrate the suspension to offer more mechanical grip but lessen tire scrub so that there’s an improvement in balance and longevity as the race nears the end. In long distance races, the brake performance is improved with the use of an AP Racing brake system with new six-piston calipers and reworked brake cooling for the front.

The power from the 5.2 liter V10 is unchanged even as it has been revised to have 600 PS (441 kW / 592 bhp) at 8,000 rpm. Pricing has yet to be announced but the race car last year was priced at €288,500 ($373,400), exclusive of VAT. The new endurance parts will be developed in time for the 24-hours in Dubai in January 2012 and the Gulf 12-hours in Abu Dhabi in February 2012.

New Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 is true-blue Lamborghini in every aspect – a highly efficient purist athlete beaming with performance and precision built on spontaneous action. This is all properly and appropriate conveyed by a design in which form follows function – a hallmark DNA of the Lamborghini brand is being continuously evolved by the Centro Stile.

This is one of the reasons why the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 features a uniquely minimalist design marked by clean surface edges and precise lines – untainted by any embellishment or ornament. In adherence to this design philosophy, the front end of the new LP 560-4 has been designed to sit low on the ground for greater aerodynamic efficiency.

Likewise, the new Gallardo LP 560-4 features large intakes that appropriately meet the air circulation and cooling needs of the more powerful engine. The new LP 560-4 is also specified with a spoiler -- located low between the air intakes – that helps enhance aerodynamic equilibrium during high speeds.

A distinctive feature of the new Gallardo LP 560-4 is its new headlights with characteristic 'daytime' running light – consists of 15 LEDs units positioned in a Y structure -- integrated beneath the Bi-Xenon lamps. Its rear lights feature the same configuration. Taking inspiration from the Miura Concept, the Murciélago LP640 and the Reventón, the new Gallardo LP 560-4 is provided with stop and brake lights displaying the Y form three times over.

On the other hand, the rear end of the LP 560-4 has been completely redesigned, with the rear lights, bumper, diffuser and air cooling vents laid out in very precise manner – thereby making the LP560-4 appear wider and closer to the road. Moreover, the dynamic shoulders and the stretched lines of the new Gallardo LP560-4 have been accentuated by the streamlined covers placed on both left and right of the engine hood.

Compared to the previous model, the new Gallardo features a more efficient, newly designed rear diffuser that – along with the smooth underbody – helps achieve superb steering stability even at high speeds and allows this car to tackle even fast curves splendidly. In terms of output, the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 is around 31-percent more aerodynamically efficient than the previous model.

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