2001 Veritas RS3 Concept


2001 Veritas RS3 Concept

2001 Veritas RS3 Concept

-powered by a 6.0L BMW V12
-tubular chassis structure
-manufacturer claim of 350km/h

In 2001, a concept known as the Veritas RS3 was shown.[4] With some design cues taken from boats, in which Vermot explored the market at one time, it was well received. It used a BMW sourced 6.0 liter V-12, producing 670 horsepower (500 kW).

Richard Hammond drives the new Veritas, the car that looks less embarrassing than the Caterham. Includes The Stig’s speed lap in full.

Veritas RS3 Concept Images

In Detail

engineBMW V12
displacement6100 cc / 372.2 in³
power500 kw / 670.5 bhp @ 6800 rpm
specific output109.92 bhp per litre
bhp/weight687.69 bhp per tonne
torque760 nm / 560.5 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frameTubular Frame
driven wheelsRWD
front tires265/30R20
rear tires335/30R20
front brakes6 Caliper Vented Discs
rear brakes4 Caliper Vented Discs
front wheelsF 50.8 x 24.1 cm / 20.0 x 9.5 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 30.5 cm / 20.0 x 12.0 in
curb weight975 kg / 2150 lbs
wheelbase2840 mm / 111.8 in
length4499 mm / 177.1 in
width1974 mm / 77.7 in
height974 mm / 38.3 in
transmission6-Speed
top speed~350 kph / 217.5 mph