5.0L V8 or V10
The Veritas RS III is a super-sports car
from Germany-based Vermot AG. Veritas was founded in 1948
and went on to successfully compete in German Championship
races. In 1951 Veritas became the first German team to
compete in a Formula 1 Grand Prix. Unfortunately, due
to financial problems Veritas closed its doors in 1952.
In 2001 the Veritas name was resurrected on the RS3 concept
which first appeared as a BMW V12 powered car.
The Veritas RS III is powered by a choice
of BMW engines
The Veritas RS III concept of 2008 is different from the
2001 car several areas. Firstly the new car has a choice
of engine, either a 480 horsepower, 5.0 litre, BMW V8
mated to a manual transmission. Or a 600 horsepower BMW
V10 with sequential transmission. The V8 unit gives the
Veritas RS III a 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds, the V10
model takes only 3.2 seconds to hit 60 mph. Top speeds
are 204 mph and 215 mph respectively. All the power and
performance is put down onto the road without the electronic
driver aids found on most modern supercars - making the
Veritas RS III a car dedicated to experienced driving
The body of the Veritas RS III is formed from carbon Kevlar
laid over a tubular framework chassis. This lightweight
construction method helps to keep the weight around 1100
To keep the handling pin-sharp the Veritas RS III uses
independent Öhlins suspension. While the braking
duties are taken care of by TRW Racing units with 6 piston
calipers up front and 4 piston calipers at the rear.
Veritas plan to produce a maximum of 50 RS III cars annually.
In 2011 a hardtop version, the RS III Coupé and
and a exclusive Veritas GT model should enter production.
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