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    Murciélago R-Gt FIA GT\ALMS racer revealed at the IAA Frank.

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    "GT prepped car from Lamborghini to compete in FIA GT - yours for 500,000 Euros"


    "Today at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, Lamborghini unveiled the Murciélago R-GT, a new race car derived from the Murciélago.

    Built to the specification of FIA and ACO regulations, the R-GT will be equipped with a Lamborghini air restricted 6 litre V12 engine, developing a highly competitive power output. The drive train, converted from the Murciélago permanent 4WD to RWD, as per the FIA/ACO regulations, will sport a sequential gearbox. The total weight will be contained within the relevant class specification of 1100 kg.

    The R-GT will be supported by the Lamborghini Customer Sports Programme that takes care not only of race car sales but will also offer trackside assistance.

    The Murciélago R-GT will be eligible for entry in national and international race events such as the European FIA GT Championship and the American Le Mans Series, competing in the GT category of these two major championships. Vehicles for customers will be available by 2004 at a selling price below 500.000 Euros.

    Following the official launch at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Reiter Engineering will undertake a test and development programme, entering a Murciélago R-GT in the FIA GT races at Estoril, 5 October and at Monza on October 19, 2003. Reiter Engineering plans to shakedown the first car in late September and undertake a test session prior to the Estoril race weekend. For this test and race programme, the car will be driven by professional drivers Peter Kox and Oliver Gavin."



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    GREEEAAAATTTT LOOKING CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT DISGUSTINGLY IMPRACTICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Lamborghini used the show to announce the fact that it is going racing with its Murcielago coupe - and that it will build cars for customers at a price of 500,000 Euros (approx. $500,000) per car. To comply with international Grand Touring racing regulations and those that govern the Le Mans 24-Hour race, the coupe will be converted from the four-wheel drive of the production version to rear-wheel drive only. The fact that the car will be eligible for Le Mans means that it will also be able to compete in the American Le Mans (ALMS) endurance race series in the U.S.

    Developed by race specialists Reiter Engineering, the Murcielago R-GT will use the 6.0-liter V-12 engine of the production car, fitted with the air restrictors are required for the racing rules. Lamborghini's plan is to sell cars to customers - many of whom have already inquired about the possibility of a race-prepared car - and to provide trackside service at races.

    As a preparation for next year, when the first R-GTs will be delivered, Reiter Engineering will race the development version of the car in two international GT races, at Estoril in Portugal and Monza in Italy, in October.

    One more Murciélago R-GT Pic


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    Murciélago R-GT & Carbon Fiber




     
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