• Veritas RS III will debut at London Motor Show

The German car builder Veritas has announced that the production version of the RS III will make its world debut this July at the Salon Prive Motor Show in London. When the futuristic looking open-air speedster goes on sale it ill be accompanied by a $377,000 price tag.

The car is a modern-day interpretation of the classic Veritas racing cars from the 1940s. Like the original, a BMW engine will power this Veritas, except now it is a modern BMW M5 5.0 Liter V10 that develops 600 HP. Tipping the scale at just 2,360 pounds, the RS III will have an excellent power to weight ratio and will be capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.2 seconds and achieve a top speed of 217 MPH. Veritas will also offer a V8 powered version with a slightly lower top speed of 204 MPH and a few tenths slower 0 to 60 MPH time of 3.6 seconds.


Source: AutoExpress

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  (421) posted on 05.18.2009

I am imagining how the street version coupe would look like, a two seater or maybe four seater crossover wagon?

  (78) posted on 05.17.2009

Yes and it looks like it is ready to spawn on you.

  (116) posted on 05.17.2009

grandsprix is right when you look at the car longer, you can see a face similar to those alien movie

  (183) posted on 05.17.2009

Just in case you didn’t notice, there is a photo gallery in the upper right hand of the screen.

  (177) posted on 05.17.2009

Only one passenger for this car right? I can’t fully appreciate the car because the white background did not provide contrast to the silvery car.

  (180) posted on 05.17.2009

Although the specs look enticing, I think I’d still go for the "normal" cars.

  (182) posted on 05.17.2009

I’d like to see this beauty hit the street and see how passers by would react. AH! ALIEN INVASION! Lol.

  (79) posted on 05.16.2009

The debut, will prove that Veritas RS III is the tradition taht was once lost but has been revived.

  (137) posted on 05.16.2009

some cars are just too true to its tradition, this car is just one of the few

  (289) posted on 05.16.2009

I am very glad to know that Veritas RS III which is coming from the bloodline of the champion will make its debut after 50 years.

  (177) posted on 05.16.2009

FYI: In Roman mythology, Veritas (meaning truth) was the goddess of truth, a daughter of Saturn and the mother of Virtue. It was believed that she hid in the bottom of a holy well because she was so elusive. Her image is shown as a young virgin dressed in white.Veritas is also the name given to the Roman virtue of truthfulness, which was considered one of the main virtues any good Roman should have possessed. In Greek mythology, Veritas was known as Aletheia. This car is like that, so illusive yet so real. I think, it should also be the same character most cars must have

  (231) posted on 05.16.2009

FYI: The company was founded by Ernst Loof, Georg Meier and Lorenz Dietrich who initially re-built and tuned pre-war BMW 328 cars using components supplied by a customer, turning them into BMW-Veritas cars.

  (421) posted on 05.16.2009

This resurrection is something we want to see with our eyes wide open. In fact the first Veritas to be made for normal road use was made in 1949 with the launch of the Komet coupé which was little more than a racing Veritas RS made street legal.It was followed by the more civilised 2+2 Saturn coupé and Scorpion cabriolet

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