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Veritas isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Nor should it, with a lightweight supercar packing 500 horsepower or more. The niche automaker just recently unveiled the final production version of its open-top RSIII roadster at the Salon Privé in London, but according to the latest reports, the German upstart is not about to stop there.

The RSIII roadster is powered by an uprated V10 pulled from the BMW M5/M6, and is available in either 500 or 620-horsepower specifications. Veritas will only build 30 examples, but an additional 30 coupes are planned as well, with an eye on "markets like the Middle East, where they need air conditioning." And the plot thickens even further with word that Veritas is reportedly working on a sport-utility as well. Little details are known on the SUV, but Veritas reportedly wants to cradle a small aircraft engine in a carbon fiber body for a package that promises to give Spyker's long-time-coming D12 Peking-to-Paris SSUV a run for its money.

[Source: Autocar]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Not too fond of the styling, but I guess they are trying to be different.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ah, I see. Still think the RSIII is pretty ugly though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like that roadster one heck of a lot. It evokes more purposeful cars of the past - not only eschewing creature comforts like the Exige does, but taking it one step further and being as impractical and singularly focused as a four-wheeled vehicle can be.

      I think it would be cool if some company would take a stab at making a modern interpretation of the Auto Union Type D, actually. I would probably sell my house to buy one if it were pulled off effectively.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Funny, those in the aircraft industry are looking at ways to use automotive engines. Aircraft engines are air-cooled, low-horsepower lumps that have not progressed much since the 1940's. How would you like to drive a car with a 2700 rpm redline?

      But is does "sound" cool. Sounds like their marketing guy is a descendant of Mr. Tucker.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I was thinking the same thing. It's amazing that, with all of the aero-engined and tank-engined specials that have come and gone since the 1920s, people still can't resist the idea--even though all of them, to a car, have ended up being slow, low-revving, cabin-searing, teeth-rattling bastards.
      • 6 Years Ago
      All this is time, it was the windshield and roof that's been holding back auto performance!

      Let's see what removing them can do for your car. Especially those with under 150 hp.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love this car. There I was, in my naivety, thinking Lamborghini and Koenigsegg were crazy! Oh, what a young fool was I!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like Veritas picked up a not so dead Black Stig and put him in the RSIII.