• Dec 15, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Reiter Engineering Murcielago R-GT

The benefits of motorsports usually have a way of trickling down to road cars, although in this particular case the connection is fairly direct. Reiter Engineering, the factory-backed motorsports company that competes in the FIA GT1 and GT3, recently unveiled a street legal version of its Murcielago R-GT racecar at the Essen Motor Show. The supercar features race-oriented modifications including a carbon fiber front spoiler and rear wing, OZ Racing wheels, and upgraded brakes and suspension components. Reiter also added a new rear fascia, and moved the exhaust system up towards the rear deck lid. Apparently the show car is a one-off, although word has it that it can be had for the right amount of money, and the individual components on the car are also available for purchase.

[Source: Autoblog.nl]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      "Apparently the show car is a one-off, although word has it that it can be had for the right amount of money, ..."

      Well, yeah...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd love one of these, although the Murcielago is in need of an update!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why did they use the old Murcielago instead of the LP640 to begin with? Looks like they just added the front bumper of the new LP640 to the car but the rest of the car still has the old body panels. Even the old lights, exhaust and other details.... did they just not have an LP640 to use?
      • 6 Years Ago
      The article doesn't mention a key point - the Murcielago R-GT is a RWD machine. The racing version also weighs something like 2,400 lbs, so this probably isn't much heavier. This car should be mind-blowingly fast.
        • 6 Years Ago
        since when are we driving a street-legal racecar on the streets of new york anyway? That it is street legal just makes it easier for owners to get it to the track-- they can drive it there themselves rather than trailering it. No one in their right mind would use a car like this a legitimate means of transport.
        • 6 Years Ago
        ...mind-blowingly fast, which exactly what you need on the streets of New York. Since regular Murcielago just isn't quick enough to keep up with the traffic.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What makes a car not street legal?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Flashpoint, STFU.

        The Murcielago R-GT was a race car, which had its moments and took a couple of victories. It's not road legal. (I think, due to the lack of safety equipment and emissions controls.)

        They are not making a road legal version of the Murcielago which is a road car, but rather the R-GT which is a race car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If you remove the wing and have the hood vents boy colored, that wouldn't look much different than a normal LP640. A sleeper Lambo... like the sound of that.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Josiah
        I'm not hating on functional wings, they can make a huge difference if used properly (Viper ACR, race cars, many more), but you wouldn't see one of those on a stock Murcielago, now would you? The wing's a lot more noticable too compared with the hood vents. Besides, the LP640 already incorporates aero bits like diffusers and such in its stock form, so I doubt it would be spinning out that easy in the hands of a skilled driver.
        • 6 Years Ago
        you said sleeper and lambo in the same sentence, haha.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Did someone just say sleeper lambo? LMAO...whoa horsey :)


      This looks like ass. Not only does it not look like the race car, but it is total rice. Go back to the drawing board. FAIL. The premier kit and the ____ kit (forget the name, starts with a B I think) blows this away.

      Throw a true race widebody on it and take off those retarded stickers and wheels and then maybe you will have something. Ruined a perfectly good murci