Lamborghini partners with Reiter Engineering to produce GT3 contender

Lamborghini Gallardo GT3

Lamborghini announced this week that for the first time ever, it will be collaborating with Reiter Engineering to co-develop the 2013 and 2014 GT3 racecar.

Reiter Engineering has been developing and building its own Lambo GT cars since 2000, having amassed 199 GT championship victories and 350 podium positions since 2007. This, however, will be the first time the two companies have joined forces.

The latest GT car will be based upon the 2013 Gallardo with a focus on the new GT3 FL2’s development of long-distance performance. These long distance upgrades include “24-hour” brakes, improved engine cooling, and reduced fuel consumption. Fuel consumption is improved, in part, by reducing vehicle weight by 25kg. Lambo and Reiter have also added a new aero kit, a new front splitter, and a rear carbon diffuser based on the splitter designed for the Super Trofeo.

The Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2 is priced at $431,488, which seems like a virtual steal if you want a turnkey GT3 racecar.

The price tag of the Gallardo GT3 is a bit hefty, though Lamborghini brags the operating costs are extremely low. Thanks to Retier’s engineering wizardry, the team was able to get cost per kilometer down to $12. We don’t know if that number is good but based upon the fact that Lambo is boasting about, we’ll assume it is.

While the picture above is obviously a rendering, we can only imagine how delightfully menacing that front splitter looks in real life.