The roll-out of the Reiter Engineering developed Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 GT2 was made at the official Le Mans Series test at Paul Ricard on 9th March 2009. Subsequently and in spite of the adverse weather conditions Hans Reiter's team was able to complete the first successful proper evaluation test at the squad’s local circuit, the Salzburgring on 31st March 2009.
Despite the unfavorable Austrian weather (cold track and air temperatures and some snow flurries ) regular Reiter drivers Peter Kox (NL) and Roman Rusinov (RU) were able to reel off many trouble-free kilometers with the new GT2 Gallardo. "The characteristics of the new V10 power plant really impressed me," said a delighted Peter Kox following the testing session.
However, due to the relative lack of testing kilometers completed up to now, Reiter Engineering have decided to miss the first race this coming weekend at Barcelona with the Gallardo LP560 GT2 . Instead, the team will take the opportunity on Monday and Tuesday of the following week to test at Paul Ricard, France during the official FIA GT test days with drivers Christophe Bouchut and Albert von Thurn und Taxis.
"It wouldn't make any sense to contest a 1,000 kilometer race with so little testing completed," stated Team Principal Hans Reiter explaining the reason for postponing the start of his team's race program. "We'll now put the new GT2 Gallardo through an extremely tough test program before targeting a debut at the 1,000 kilometer race in Spa on the second weekend in May.
Reiter Engineering now offers a wide ranging GT program with the Gallardo LP560 in the GT2 category whilst the Reiter Engineering prepared Lamborghini Murciélago competes in the top GT1 class and the sister Gallardo model races in the GT2 and GT3 categories. The Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 has been a great success with 49 examples produced between 2006 and 2008. The newly initiated Gallardo LP560 GT2 is therefore not only a new project but it is also the 50th race prepared Gallardo to be produced by Reiter Engineering.
With the new Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo being unveiled I'm sure the street legal version known as the Squadra Corse will be out in the near future too.
(added on August 26. 2014)
The massive LM002 is now shown in the Lamborghini Hong Kong Pop-Up museum, note the LM002 was the first four-wheel drive Bull ever.
(added on August 22. 2014)
A rather impressive tuning package for the new Lamborghini Huracan created by Duke Dynamics
(added on August 22. 2014)
We've seen this car as the Gallardo SE700 by Boxter before, but now it is called the Gallardo SR66-2 by Suhorovsky Design.
(added on August 21. 2014)
In the last few days several Lamborghinis changed hands for very high numbers during auction.
(added on August 18. 2014)