30 September 2003../The new MurciÃ©lago R-GT, launched recently at the Frankfurt Motor Show, was out on track for the first time last week in Vallelunga with test driver Dindo Capello at the helm. The roll-out on the first day was followed by two...
30 September 2003../The new Murciélago R-GT, launched recently at the Frankfurt Motor Show, was out on track for the first time last week in Vallelunga with test driver Dindo Capello at the helm. The roll-out on the first day was followed by two days of testing which ran smoothly. However, the availability of components from suppliers has resulted in a decision to give the Murciélago R-GT it's first public outing at the Monza round of the FIA GT championship, 17-19 October.
Professional sports car driver, Dindo Capello, enjoyed his first stint in the new racer and summed up after Vallelunga saying, "There's so much potential with the Murciélago R-GT. Within the limited testing time, we managed to complete many laps and to keep improving the car each time out."
A spokesperson of Automobili Lamborghini, says of the first test run with the Murciélago R-GT, "The whole team has worked extremely hard to prepare the car for this first test within a relatively short time frame, but we agree with Reiter's decision, due to the availability of parts, to be racing for the first time at Monza."
The Murciélago R-GT sports racing car is derived from the acclaimed Lamborghini Murciélago super sports car, and has been introduced as a result of increasing customer demand for a high-specification Lamborghini race car at a competitive price. It has been developed jointly with renowned race engineering company Reiter Engineering in Germany, and parent company Audi's sports division, Audi Sport.