13426 view(s)The Murciélago R-GT, developed jointly with renowned race engineering
company Reiter Engineering in Germany, and parent company Audi's sports
division Audi Sport, will offer Lamborghini clients a highly competitive
car with which to participate in global professional motorsport.
Built to the specification of FIA and ACO regulations, the R-GT was
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,
sports a sequential gearbox.
With a sub 500.000€ price tag the R-GT was to be the ultimate package
for customer teams upgrading from N-GT to GTS.
Reversal of fortune
Following the launch at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Reiter Engineering
started a test and development programme, planning to enter the R-GT
in the last FIA GT rounds at Estoril and Monza. But from there on the
promising project seemed to take a dive. Citing lack of development
time the car missed Estoril, and although it did show promising figures
at Monza's practice, the car was withdraw before the race. Besides suffering
from an engine glitch Reiter noted that the R-GT lacked straight-line
speed. Continuing to race would have caused unnecessary engine damage.
Come the FIA GT pre season test at Monza March 2004 all had fallen quit
on the Ranging Bull.
Lack of client interest might be the problem.
Lets hope the Murcielago saga is....to be continued
Data Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT (2007):
Length: 4700 mm, Width: 2058 mm, Height: 1135 mm, Wheelbase: 2665 mm Tyres:Pirelli P Zéro 275/30 R 19 & 355/25 R 19 , Wheels OZ 12x18 & 13x18, topspeed: 320kph