Hans Reiter, the chap you might know from Reiter Engineering and its winning Lamborghini racecars, started a company called Sareni United for one purpose: to build a Chevrolet Camaro GT3 race car. The resulting silver shockwave is powered by a 7.9-liter Katech V8 rated at up to 650 horsepower and 627 pound-feet, and the racer's lead engineer says it has lap times "similar to the Lamborghini Gallardo" but that there is still a lot of work to do.

More importantly, the plan wasn't to simply make a race-worthy Camaro, the brief was to make one one that was cost efficient enough to lure new entrants into the racing game. Planned overhauls for the engine and gearbox are at 5,000 kilometers and other parts at 10,000 km.

The Camaro GT3 has been homologated by the FIA, Reiter says two cars are already planned for use in Germany's ADAC GT Masters series and that other inquiries have been made about GT4 and touring cars. It is priced at €195,000 + VAT ($253,056 U.S.).


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      Blakkar
      • 3 Years Ago
      For those saying go buy some off the lot sports car and be done with it. 1) You don't know a customer race car when you see one. 2) Customer race cars are for the semi-pro and professional teams, those who actually make a living racing. Customer Race cars are made and equipped for racing and that is NEVER cheap. To even insinuate that you can just buy some off the lot "sports car and call it a day" is simply insulting. 3) Even if you did buy a Sports car you would still have to equip it. Unless you and you team are experienced, have the time, and money to do it yourselves, you aren't going to "pocket $200K". In highly regulated racing classes, like GT3, it is not cheap. A stickpin roll cage and a fire extinguisher for the office depot ain't gonna cut it. It is easier, safer, and cheaper, in terms of time and money, to buy a customer race car than to build it yourself. 4) Thank you for proving you know next to nothing about racing, the sport and equipment, itself.
      Javanese
      • 3 Years Ago
      Chevrolet couldnt be arsed to go racing by themselves in fear of losing thus damaging the Camaro reputation so instead it's the europeans who picked up the slack and do what chevy didnt have the balls to do. Who want to bet that the chassis werent even being supplied by Chevy and Sareni bought them from used car dealers just like Prodrive did when they developed the 550.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Javanese
        P&M and RML are both just builders of the cars. They're both still factory backed teams.
          Javanese
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          LMAO... Please, you NEED to learn more about the world of tintop racing before you talk to me. Ray Mallock and Pratt&Miller are just "builders" of the car *pffft*. Kids do says the darnest things.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Talisman
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stripped, running slicks, race suspension, packing 650hp, and only has times "similar to the Lamborghini Gallardo"? I hope they mean their Gallardo race car. Otherwise that's is pretty disappointing.
        ToyotaSupraMan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Talisman
        Well, of course! Use your common sense! Let's see, a company makes Gallardos for the FIA GT3 champsionship. Now they make a Camaro and they compare it's times to a Gallardo. WHY WOULD THEY COMPARE IT TO THE PRODUCTION VERSION?!
      ngiotta
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why didn't they just start with a GT500? Already has 650hp... so just yank the seats out, weld in a cage, install a lowering kit, install slicks, pocket the $170,000 left over-- and go racing.
        Frisky_Dingo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ngiotta
        If you think its as simple as that, you haven't an iota of a clue about organized racing series.
      Reece Lightning
      • 3 Years Ago
      sexy
      CHINO 52405
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks great except for the rear wheel well - that really gets exaggerated with the drop in ride height. Also, I'd assume the "rated up to 650 hp" means this will have to be de-tuned or restricted for GT3 competition since all the other competitors are in the 500 - 550hp range. This should also be eligible for Rolex Grand-Am series if its GT3 homologated as Elmo mentioned.
        Blakkar
        • 3 Years Ago
        @CHINO 52405
        As a race car the front width is widened to increase grip and stability at speed. That is the only real reason for the enlarged front flares. The subdued rear wheel flares? GT3s can by up to 2 meters wide. "Wider is better", old Pontiac ad quote referring to handling. They may have chosen not to play up the rear wheel wells as they wanted or needed more rear travel GT3 is not to be confused with DTM. This company made wider rear fenders, as a result. Most GT3 cars, if they are not already wide enough, usually get wider fenders, that may or may not be attractive. If Sareni United does more than one or two years of this car, the rear fenders will be made nicer, I'm reasonably sure.
      SloopJohnB
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just buy a Corvette and be done with it.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        What the hell are you talking about?
        Javanese
        • 3 Years Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        A Corvette GT2 that you see running around ALMS and LeMans cost $525,000 WITHOUT spares. Factor in tires, drivetrain rebuilt every race and parts failure you're easily looking at $900,000-1,200,000 a season and thats before you crash/totaled the damn thing which is pretty easy to do in competitive races.
      natron3030
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anyone else see a cylon? NERD!
      David S.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bonus points if you can spot the iPad.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, not bad, but the panel gap on the side skirt and the cut between the upper and lower grille needs to go. I really like the DeLorean 'paint' on the Camaro.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        It seems that "cut" is there to direct air around the horribly aerodynamic grille area and to the sides of the car.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      The side skirt for some reason looks like it isnt attached properly, the panel gap and misalignment is quite visible. But other than that, this looks like a real monster, I am surprised that GT3 regs would allow an engine that big making that much power and torque.
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