Sure, the Lamborghini Gallardo has effectively gone out of production, having been replaced by the sleeker and more fashion-forward Huracán. Alas, that isn’t stoping Reiter Engineering from keeping this bull from entering the ring. After all, Reiter Engineering is Lamborghini’s official Gallardo GT3 partner and its latest creation has been donned the Gallardo FL2 GT3 Extenso.
With just over 100 Gallardo GT3s built to date, the magic of Reiter Engineering has bestowed 200 race wins and more than 400 podium finishes for the vehicle. What’s that old saying? Oh yeah, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, because the Gallardo is still very capable at getting the job done, and Reiter Engineering has made a few adjustments to its creation.
Besides having the appearance of something from the Dark Side of Star Wars, the GT3 FL2 gets a new set of front and rear lights, and a wider rear axle with new carbon fiber quarter panels, which replace the outgoing aluminum units. Aluminum is so mainstream anyways. Thanks, Ford and the 2015 F-150.
The robust V10 powerplant has been tinkered with as well, with the motor receiving new race camshafts to provide an even better torque curve, and a set of new Mahle pistons to provide greater reliability and bump the fuel economy figures up a tad. Not that fuel economy is your concern in this time-splitting Lamborghini, but it’s appreciated nonetheless.
Hans Reiter of Reiter Engineering was adamant about voice lessons for the V10 engine, and without further details, all we know is that it would seem that he was successful from what he had to say. “Since the demise of the good old GT1 class, GT racing has lost emotion” says Reiter. Expect that emotion to return in form of a glorious V10 howl from the beast’s exhaust pipes.
Only ten examples of the Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 GT3 Extenso will be built, and you may have one in any color you like as long as it’s carbon black or titanium gray. Prepare to hand over $309,000 for your own personal example. Too bad a helmet is not included.