Lamborghini announces commitment to GT3 program with Reiter Engineering, with new GT3 car for 2013 and 2014

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Automobili Lamborghini has announced a new GT3 motorsport program.

The long-term agreement will commence with a new car for the 2013 and 2014 seasons: the Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2, developed by Reiter Engineering in cooperation with Lamborghini’s R&D motorsport department.

Based on the new Gallardo MY13, a focus of the new GT3 FL2’s development is on long-distance performance and includes ‘24-hour’ brakes, improved engine cooling and reduced fuel consumption. The car features a highly efficient aero kit, a new front splitter, a rear carbon diffuser based on that developed for the Super Trofeo and an overall improved power to weight performance, with the GT3 FL2’s weight reduced by 25kg over the previous Gallardo GT3.

 

The Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2 by Reiter has already proven
exceptionally low running costs, setting a benchmark with only € 9/km to €
12/km parts rebuild costs.

The GT3 FL2 is priced at € 320,000 euro plus taxes.

Although German-based Reiter Engineering has successfully developed its
own Lamborghini GT cars since 2000, securing 199 victories and 350 podium
positions within GT championships since 2007, this is the first time a GT3
contender will be co-developed in direct collaboration with Lamborghini.

“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.”

First confirmed deliveries of the new Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2 to teams
in Europe and Asia will commence in March 2013, participating in series
including the Blancpain Endurance Series, the Asia Le Mans Series and the
Italian GT3 Championship.

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: a department dedicated to motorsport including
GT3, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series, and a customer driving
program.

From 2013, the Squadra Corse will provide an integrated approach to
Lamborghini driving experiences. A new series of ‘Esperienza’ events provide
enthusiasts and prospects with opportunity for a first test-drive and to
experience the world of Lamborghini. The Lamborghini Academies, on both
track and ice, provide driver training and the initial steps towards racing. The
Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series provides the perfect first race
experience for young and gentleman drivers, with the Lamborghini GT3 for
more experienced racers wanting to compete with the Lamborghini marque
worldwide.

Source: Lamborghini

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