Thursday, May 5, 2011

Veritas RS III Coupe

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.

Veritas RS III Coupe originally appeared on on Wednesday, 4 May 2011 16:00 EST.

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