Monday, May 18, 2009

New Reveal : 2009 Vermont Veritas RS III

Back in the 1940s, BMW used to race a formula car called the Veritas. The original Veritas speedster was a racing success. Now though, a part of BMW called Vermont AG, want to revive it as a new production car for the streets for this year. The Veritas RS III will hold its world debut at the upcoming 2009 Salon Prive at the London Hurlingham Club.
While the design is one of the most beautiful that came-up this year, specially that it looks like a futuristic and historical '40s speedster racing automobile, it's light-weight as well. At a weight of just 2,380 pounds, the Veritas RS III is available with two BMW M-sourced engines.
Base engine is a 4.0L high-revving V8 engine that's from the M3, with 480 hp. Launch to 60 mph comes in 3.6 seconds, and a top speed of 204 mph. Optional engine is a 5.0L V10 that sourced from M5/M6, that produces 600 hp. 60 mph comes in 3.2 seconds, and reaches 215 mph. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Obviously, Vermont recommends to wear a helmet when driving the Veritas RS III, really fast!
With a price tag of £250,000 ($381,388), and a very limited production, the Veritas RS III most competitor is the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss. Both revived speedsters, German, got 600 horses, reach over 200 mph, and cost similarly as well.

Source : [Vermont via Auto Express]

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