Monday, July 14, 2008

VIDEO: 600 hp Veritas RS III officially revealed

Click above for a gallery of the Veritas RSIII.

Vermot AG, the company behind the production version of the Veritas RS III, has finally released the official details on its revival of the iconic German racer from the '40s. The Veritas RS III will tip the scales at just under 2,400 pounds and is made up of a tubular frame and a carbon/Kevlar body. Although Vermot designed the RS III as a race car for the modern age, it doesn't use any of the electronic aids found on other track-day rides - ABS and stability control aren't available.

What is available is a choice of two drivetrains: a BMW-sourced, 600 hp 5.0-liter V10 mated to a sequential transmission or a 480 hp, 5.0-liter V8 equipped with a manual gearbox. Vermot estimates that the V10 will run to 62 in 3.2 seconds, while the V8 can do the deed in 3.6 seconds. Top speed is predicted at 215 mph and 204 mph, respectively.

Pricing hasn't been announced yet, but with an independent suspension, Ohlins shocks, TRW Racing 6-pot brakes, Brabham wheels sized 20x10.5 in front and 20x12.5 in the rear, don't expect it to come cheap.

And remember those pics of the Veritas RS II concept running the 'Ring? You can see the fruits of their cinematic labor after the jump, along with the official press release.

Gallery: Veritas RS III

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