Veritas planning coupe RS III, aircraft engine powered SUV

Veritas, creators of the BMW V10 powered Veritas RS III, is considering a coupe version of the supercar and a carbon fiber, aircraft engine powered SUV. The Veritas RS III, which made its debut at the 2009 Salon Prive at the London Hurlingham Club, is an open-cockpit supercar that pays tribute to the original BMW Veritas from the 1940s.

Veritas said that it will build 30 units of the open-cockpit variant and 30 versions of the coupe.

“The car has been completely redesigned; the only thing the same are the wheels,” Veritas’s Michael Trick told Autocar. “The coupe version will have a sloping rear that runs to the back of the car and it is designed for markets like the Middle East, where they need air conditioning.”

Veritas is also planning a bespoke SUV, which will be powered by a small aircraft engine. The SUV will be built with a carbon fiber body and will be made in limited numbers.

The Veritas RS III is available with a choice of two different powertrain options including a 4.0L V8 making 480-hp and a 5.0L V10 from the BMW M5/M6 making a total of 600-hp. 0 to 60 mph for V10 model choice comes in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 215 mph.

Veritas RS III

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoCar