• Aug 18, 2009

Veritas RS III - Click above for high-res image gallery

We heard that Veritas was bringing its RS III supercar to Monterey this past weekend, but we weren't sure where it was going to be. Fortunately, we happened upon the car in the lobby of the Portola Plaza Hotel where the RM auction was being held and spent several minutes inspecting the silver single-seater despite the fact that the Ferrari 288 GTO we wanted to see auctioned was going up on the block.

Our first impression of the car is that it's absolutely stunning and much better than in any photos we've seen. In fact, we thought it looked quite a bit different, and after checking the original photos of the car, our hunch was confirmed. This particular car has a completely redesigned front end with revised headlights (we think it looks like an angry reptile), and the hood scoop is gone. The side of the RS III is now much more sculpted and features large winglets behind the front wheel, and the rear has revised taillights and a diffuser-style rear fascia.

We don't know yet if these visual changes are a late change to the design or some type of sport model, but we like the direction Veritas has taken with the car. The new look is much more aggressive than before, and despite its near half million dollar price tag, it just jumped way up on the list of cars we would buy after we cash in a winning lottery ticket. Check out the new photos in the high-res gallery below.



Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Way over styled and cartoonish. It's as if the designer didn't know when to stop. Could be a Hot Wheels...
      • 5 Years Ago
      A more appropriate name would be Piranhatas. I can see Sobe using one of these in their creepy commercials.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Too cartoonish, I like the prototype one on Top Gear way better. The prototype would be at the top of my list of cars to buy after I win the lottery, not this version though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree that the one on Top Gear looked better. It was much more classic and clean. A great retromod.

        That said, I'd take the Caterham CSR260. I'd probably enjoy it more, and the wife would enjoy the Ferrari Italia I could get with the change left over...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Didn't they test a version of this on Top Gear? Looks cool, but to much money.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd like to lodge a complaint. Upon looking at the car while at work it ate one of our mechanics! lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love it!
      • 5 Years Ago
      LMAO LMAO LMAO..... looks like female alien gone chrome with crack-whore teeth.... NICCCCCCCCCC !!! LMAO
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like Randall from Monsters Inc. to me:
      http://blog.lib.umn.edu/raeth008/life/randall.jpg
        • 5 Years Ago
        You nailed it!
        • 5 Years Ago
        CJJACK:::: CRAZYYY..... yo i am cracking the fewuck up ON THE PICTURE U POSTING...... i cant work anymore nor can stop laughing .... GOOD FIND !!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      omg look at that thing. Every angle is extreme and amazing. Most aggressive car ever made. In love.
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like this one alot more then the II. It looks more like a super car... kind of like a speedracer kind of thing going on. The last iteration was pretty bland IMHO
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thank God - that last design had a serious case of ugly.
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