Lamborghini and Reiter Engineering unveil the Gallardo GT3 FL2

Article by Anita Panait, on January 29, 2013

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.

Automobili Lamborghini introduced its most successful sports car throughout its history. Now, the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 and the LP570-4 Edizione Tecnica are more aggressive and even more extreme. Equipped with a permanent four-wheel drive, the new Gallardo LP560-4 has a new front end and a new rear.

Other vehicles that will be offered after the improved Edizione Tecnica are the LP570-4 Superleggera and the LP570-4 Spyder Performance. All six models of the Gallardo family are distinguished differently and can be customized upon the request of the driver.

From November 2012, all new Gallardo models will be available at Lamborghini dealerships.

New Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 has key factors that led to its great success worldwide. One of these is the unique razor-sharp lines that accentuated the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. From the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory, there are almost 13,000 have been sold.

The front end has new features characterized by triangular and trapezoidal forms which are commonly done on the Lamborghini design language. The overall look of the front is divided by diagonal elements in body color and in black. It is characterized to be broader and more forceful giving a dynamic experience on the road.

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