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 by Richard Owen
engine 90 Degree, Aluminum V10.
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/Variable Intake System & Continuously Variable Valve Timing
fuel feed Multipoint Sequential Fuel Injection
displacement 4961 cc / 302.7 in³
bore 82.5 mm / 3.25 in
stroke 92.8 mm / 3.65 in
compression 11.0:1
power 387.8 kw / 520 bhp @ 7800 rpm
specific output 104.82 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 436.97 bhp per tonne
torque 510 nm / 376.2 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
redline 8100
body / frame Aluminum & Thermoplastic over Aluminum Spaceframe w/Carbon Fibre Bumpers
driven wheels 4WD w/Viscous Traction System
wheel type OZ Racing Forged
front tires 265/645 – 18 Racing Silk
rear tires 305/660 – 18 Racing Silk
front brakes Vented Discs w/Brembo Racing Calipers
f brake size x 380 mm / x 15.0 in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/Brembo Racing Calipers
r brake size x 355 mm / x 14.0 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18 x 10 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 27.9 cm / 18 x 11 in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Anti-Roll Bar, Racing Shocks & Springs
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Anti-Roll Bar, Racing Shocks & Springs
curb weight 1190 kg / 2624 lbs
wheelbase 2560 mm / 100.8 in
front track 1643 mm / 64.7 in
rear track 1592 mm / 62.7 in
length 4300 mm / 169.3 in
width 1920 mm / 75.6 in
height 1100 mm / 43.3 in
transmission 6-Speed Sequential w/Sachs Racing Clutch
gear ratios 2.563:1, 1.850:1, 1.420:1, 0.940:1, 0.810:1, :1
final drive 3.82:1