Veritas came to be in existence back in 1947 and was a famous West German post World War II sports and race car company. They produced race cars and road cars, but ceased to exist sometime in the 50s. After about 50 years of non-existence, a small company by the name of Vermot AG began plans to resurrect the Veritas name with the RS III, and later expanded that line to include hybrid and coupe versions.
Vermot AG has returned to the market after more than 60 years with the launch of a new super sports car called the Veritas RS III . This vehicle pays tribute to its legendary ancestors and was shown to the public for the first time at the Salon Privé in London in Summer 2009. It was voted "Best Super Car" by that very audience.
The car was first shown as a concept back in 2001 and took its inspiration from boats, a market in which Vermot dabbled in at one time. Testings for the production version started back in 2008 and after only one year, the company brought the production version to the market. It will combine elements from BMW, Öhlins,Recaro, MF, and Dunlop.
There will only be 30 units produced at a price of $514,706. Every single Veritas RS III will be handmade on-site at the Nürburgring.
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Working in what clearly is a backwards order, Veritas has let slip that they are working on a coupe version of their RS III with design inspiration following their drop top model. The first images of the future model were taken by CarAdvice as they strolled through the company’s German headquarters as part of a tour.
The only details that were provided for the coupe version are that it will not be powered by the RS III’s naturally aspirated 5.0 Liter V10 from the BMW M5, but will get its juice from the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine used in the X5M and X6M. According to Veritas "this engine needs a lot of cooling, much more than the V10." Once all of the necessary modifications have been made, including aerodynamics changes, this engine will be able to achieve over 550 HP, which is a far cry from the RS III’s 507 HP.
We’re expecting to see the other version of the RS III - the RS III Hybrid - much sooner than the new coupe planned. Both the Roadster and Hybrid are priced at or around $500,000, so we expect the more powerful coupe to get a price tag with a few more thousand dollars attached to it.