2006 Lamborghini Gallardo GT3

To prepare for the FIA’s new GT3 category, Reiter Engineering of Germany worked in collaboration with Lamborghini to make a race-ready Gallardo. Reiter was no newcomer to this task, as they had already tackled projects like the Murciélago GT1 and Diablo GTR Super Trophy for the Lamborghini factory.

Each Gallardo GT3 is built with minor modifications that mesh with the new cost effective regulations. These make the Reiter body kit relatively simple and all the carbon fibre body bits, including a massive rear wing, pieces can be bolted on. Along with these outward changes come Brembo disc brakes, adjustable dampers, OZ racing wheels and a free-flow exhaust. And since race car resembles the original so closely, Reiter can also supply almost all these components for road going Gallardos.

Already several turn-key Gallardos have been completed by Reiter to contest every round of the GT3 Championship. Placed in the same class with Ferraris, Vipers, Porsches and Prodrive Astons and Maseratis, these Lamborghinis will most likely have a slow road to success.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engine90 Degree, Aluminum V10.
positionMid Longitudinal
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/Variable Intake System & Continuously Variable Valve Timing
fuel feedMultipoint Sequential Fuel Injection
displacement4961 cc / 302.7 in³
bore82.5 mm / 3.25 in
stroke92.8 mm / 3.65 in
power387.8 kw / 520 bhp @ 7800 rpm
specific output104.82 bhp per litre
bhp/weight436.97 bhp per tonne
torque510 nm / 376.2 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frameAluminum & Thermoplastic over Aluminum Spaceframe w/Carbon Fibre Bumpers
driven wheels4WD w/Viscous Traction System
wheel typeOZ Racing Forged
front tires265/645 – 18 Racing Silk
rear tires305/660 – 18 Racing Silk
front brakesVented Discs w/Brembo Racing Calipers
f brake sizex 380 mm / x 15.0 in
rear brakesVented Discs w/Brembo Racing Calipers
r brake sizex 355 mm / x 14.0 in
front wheelsF 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18 x 10 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 27.9 cm / 18 x 11 in
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Anti-Roll Bar, Racing Shocks & Springs
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Anti-Roll Bar, Racing Shocks & Springs
curb weight1190 kg / 2624 lbs
wheelbase2560 mm / 100.8 in
front track1643 mm / 64.7 in
rear track1592 mm / 62.7 in
length4300 mm / 169.3 in
width1920 mm / 75.6 in
height1100 mm / 43.3 in
transmission6-Speed Sequential w/Sachs Racing Clutch
gear ratios2.563:1, 1.850:1, 1.420:1, 0.940:1, 0.810:1, :1
final drive3.82:1