• Aug 13th 2009 at 7:28PM
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Veritas RS III – Click above for high-res image gallery

We don't know many people with half a million bucks lying around these days, but for those who've got the cash to burn, reports have surfaced on the official price of the Veritas RS III. And at €342,000 ($487,000 by today's rates), it ain't cheap.

For that much cash you get just one seat – with no roof, mind you, and not much of a windscreen to speak of – but what a seat it is. You're strapped into a retro rocket sled behind the BMW M division's 5-liter V10 with 500 horsepower on tap. A more powerful 620-horsepower version is also said to be available, which would presumably ratchet the price up even higher. Only 30 examples are to be made, and the sticker price also gives us a reference point for the upcoming fixed-roof version and reported aircraft-engined sport-ute that the company is said to be working on. Better start saving those pennies, fellas. Follow the jump for an inspirational, adrenaline-inducing video.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      hey autoblog you still show the Vertias Concept...the production model looks different at the front..

      this is the prodcution model
      http://www.autobild.de/ir_img/67410485_56d7d5a365.jpg

      There will be NO 500hp model!!!!!!!!!!

      The Vertias RSIII
      5.0l V10 with 600hp
      3.2s 0-100km/h
      347km/h topspeed
      1170kg


      the version tested by TopGear was a early concept equipped with a BMW V8 with 480hp

      here is the concept next to the production model shown at the Salon Prive
      http://www.carsuk.net/wp-content/gallery/salon-prive-2009-supercars/veritas-rs-iii.jpg

      new rear
      http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/veritas_rs3_salon_30.jpg
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ace, Gary.... to the Veritas!
      • 6 Years Ago
      lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      So Black Stig lives! He's just switched jobs to make press photos!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it, it will be a very exclusive group of owners.
      • 6 Years Ago
      piece of crap- horrible electric shaver-inspired design. Wow, what a pile.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ROFL.
      $500,000.
      Ludicrous.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is really awesome!!! Love it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The one on Top Gear had two seats, there's another one hidden under that cover on the right.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow...That car eerily resembles a condom...
        • 6 Years Ago
        COTD!
        • 6 Years Ago
        That's handy, because my girlfriend's minge eerily resembles a garage.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You can buy a PAGANI ZONDA for that kind of money.

      The sheer awesomeness of Zonda blows the Veritas away. Top Gear reviewed this exotic and were not much impressed with its performance.

      What are you spending your 0.5 million bucks on? Performance? Looks? Luxury? Brand name?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed. The Zonda's styling is sick too. Zonda is one of my favorite cars ever. It doesn't look as goofy as this.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Top Gear reviewed this car when it still was under development . i'm curious how fast the finished version is. i would still take the Zonda over any hypercar, the sound alone makes it worth the money.
      JDM Life
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wat too much.
        JDM Life
        • 6 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Way*




        There should be a EDIT button AUTO BLOG. Is that too much to ask? gesh....
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