• May 22, 2008


Click to view the Veritas RS III in our hi-res gallery

Regular readers will recall that about a month ago, our man Chris Tutor grabbed a photo of a mysterious car standing at the gates of the vaunted Nurburgring Nordschleiffe. We all hazarded our guesses, but it was our astute reader PandaBeat who identified it as the Veritas RS3, a concept roadster that appeared in 2001. After that we got some better photos and even a video of the concept car at the 'Ring, and now some more juicy details have emerged as well.

Sources suggest that the Veritas RS III – conceived and executed by a small team of seven enthusiasts who resuscitated the name of Germany's first grand prix race team, spun off from BMW – will begin production at the end of this year at a rate of 50 examples per year. Instead of the BMW V12 in the concept, the production version is tipped to carry a tuned version of BMW's celebrated 5.0-liter V10 tuned to develop 600 horsepower. With that much power in a carbon-kevlar construction and minimal bodywork, we doubt the Veritas RS III will have any trouble meeting its projected 0-62 time of 3.2 seconds, but your neck muscles had better be as strong as an F1 driver's or an NFL linebacker's to withstand the wind forces slapping against your helmet at 216 mph.

Check out the gallery below for some fresh images from the manufacturer, and the one below that for the original shots from the Nurburgring.


[Source: CarScoop]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Go Speedracer! That looks like a Hotwheels car... not bad, just out there.
      • 6 Years Ago
      meh, i'll take something smaller, lighter, and cheaper, give it awd and maybe 400hp at less than 1000lbs and ill be excited.
        Carlos
        • 6 Years Ago
        You can have everything but that 1000lbs part lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's the old Stig!! His death should of been in one of these instead.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Check their official site (www.vermot-ag.com) and plans for future:

      "RS III – The first monocoque will be made in a series of max 50 cars beginning in 2008; facelifts are planned annually from 2009.

      RS III Coupé – from 2009, Veritas will make a hardtop version of the two-seater RS III.

      Veritas GT – also in 2009, the Veritas GT will go into production – as a limited edition of max. 30 cars.

      2009 VLN Trophy and 24 Hour Race at the Nürburgring

      2010 24-hour races in Spa, Silverstone, Valencia, Bahrain and at the Nürburgring
      Nürburgring

      2011 Entry in the FIA GT Series with a Veritas using Lamborghini engineering

      2012 24-hour prototypes in Le Mans"

      !!
      • 6 Years Ago
      sign me up!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Isn't that the Penismobile?