Lamborghini has unveiled its Gallardo GT3 racer for 2013 and 2014, which will do battle with the McLaren 12C, Porsche 911, Nissan GT-R and Mercedes SLS GT3 racers. Based on the new 2013 model Gallardo, Lamborghini has partnered with German motorsport team Reitler engineering – the team responsible for successfully developing independent Lamborghini GT racers since 2000.
The new model, dubbed the FL2, gets a new focus on endurance, with improved cooling, 24-hour-spec brakes and a reduction in fuel consumption. A new aerodynamic kit includes a revised front splitter, carbon rear diffuser from the Super Trofeo racer. Weight has also been reduced by 25kg over the previous GT3 racer.
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It’s the first time Lamborghini has officially offered a GT3 car, and the partnership with Reitler has been put in place for the next five years – fulfilling Lamborgini’s plans to expand its motorsport activity in the future. Reitler is responsible for a total of 199 wins and 350 podium finishes within GT championships in the last five years.
Lamborghini has set the price at £273,000 (€320,000), more than the rival 911, but considerably cheaper than the McLaren and Mercedes SLS racers. First deliveries are expected to take place in March.