Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2
Lamborghini announces commitment to GT3 program with Reiter Engineering, with new GT3 car for 2013 and 2014 Sant’Agata Bolognese, 28 January 2013. 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.
TECHNICAL DATA LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO FL2
- Structure: Lightweight, structural aluminiumspace frame, based on aluminium extruded parts welded to aluminium caster joint elements, structural reinforcements at suspension pick up points, FIA approved safety roll cage, Makrolon safety windows
- Body: lighweight carbon fibre body panels
- Suspension: REITER ENGINEERING double wishbone front and rear suspension, quick adjustable anti-roll bar, anti-dive and anti-squat, Öhlins 3 way adjustable racing shocks, machined aluminium uprights based on GT1
- Brakes: Ventilated racing discs, BREMBO long distance brake system
- Front type: 300/650 – 18 racing slick
- Rear type: 310/710 – 18 racing slick
- Front rim size: 11 x 18 inchmagnesium wheel
- Rear rim size: 12.5 x 18 inchmagnesiumwheel
- Rear spoiler: high downforce carbon fibre rear wing, fully adjustable
- Front spoiler: carbon fibre front splitter with integral double under floor diffuser
- Under body Carbon fibre rear diffuser
- Cockpit ventilated by roof scoop, 2 versions of Carbon Kevlar racing seat (especially designed to fit small and tall drivers)
About Reiter Engineering
Established in 2000, REITER ENGINEERING is the worldwide exclusive manufacturer of Lamborghini GT1 and GT3 racing cars. The company is one of the world’s leading GT3 engineering companies to have achieved FIA approval. Reiter Engineering’s core business sectors are the design, development and engineering of Lamborghini racing cars, the tuning of Lamborghini street cars as well as the servicing and maintenance of both.
In 2013, REITER ENGINEERING established and affiliated a new division in the form of SaReNi Camaro that once again demonstrates the company’s enormous level of expertise in motorsport. The target is, similar to the successful development of the winning Lamborghini racecars, to transform the world famous American muscle car Camaro to a trendsetting racecar.
REITER ENGINEERING provides a full range of development and services tailored specifically for the motorsport industry. Based in Kirchanschoering, Southern Germany (Bavaria), the company operates internationally with a strong focus on Europe, America and Asia. Almost 100 customers around the world compete in Lamborghini racecars.
Since 2006, REITER ENGINEERING has expanded its business and has grown rapidly. REITER ENGINEERING currently employs about 50 people; the majority are development engineers, specialists for data-logging and analysis and race mechanics. The brand is focused on the constant development and performance optimisation of Lamborghini and Camaro racing cars and thus guarantees its customers an unrivalled level of quality.