The Reiter Gallardo Extenso R-EX Is 100% Carbon, As Light as a Fiesta

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We had the distinct pleasure of stumbling onto the first unofficial video of the Reiter Gallardo Extenso R-EX today and felt the need to share it with you guys. Lamborghini may have moved from the Gallardo, its most popular car ever, to the Huracan, but we can still hear the old beast's swan song very well.
One of only 10 expected to be built, the Reiter Gallardo Extenso R-EX is made entirely out of carbon fiber based on the Gallardo LP560-4 GT3 FL2. This track tool is better in every way than any than the stock car and thanks to the extensive use of carbon, the total weight is only 1,174 kilograms (2588 lbs).

Just to give you an idea of how light it is, know that a 2013 Gallardo LP 560-4 tips the scales at 1,5 tons. The Extenso is so light that we can compare it to a Ford Fiesta with a tiny 1-liter EcoBoost engine.

Reiter designed the car to comply with FIA GT3 regulations and yet still looks awesome. They widened the tracks, fitted special camshafts for more low-end torque and more reliable Mahle racing pistons. And as you can clearly hear from this video shot by supercar spotter Marchettino today, it's got a tuned exhaust as well.

It's not even that expensive, as private racing teams can get one for €248,000 (about $300,000) and use it in the Pirelli World Challenge, Blancpain GT Series and SRO GT Sports Club. What could possibly make this any better? How about the fact that the tuning company is German!

"Since the demise of the good old GT1 class, GT racing has lost emotion," regrets Hans Reiter. Modern GT3 race cars are mainly aligned to commercial standpoints, the REITER Gallardo GT3 also followed this trend over the last few years. "Today with the Gallardo FL2 in our program, I maintain that we have a very solid GT3 car regarding the running costs, drivability, service and durability with winning performance. We don't want to lose these attributes, but improve them further, and arouse emotions into the bargain,"
Hans Reiter defines his targets.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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