The Veritas RS III finally goes into production and will be limited to just 30 cars, each costing around $500,000(€342,000) plus taxes. According to Vermot AG, 5 cars are already sold, 8 more reserved and 100 enquiries have been received.
Vermot AG has only 15 employees and all cars will be hand built.
This small staff installs the chassis, bodywork and interior at three workstations. The production of this 1+1 seater – with a covered passenger seat that can be opened if required – takes eight weeks. Three cars are built in parallel.
Veritas RS III is powered by a 5.0-liter BMW V10 that produces 507 horsepower. Power is sent to rear wheels via 7-speed SMG transmission or – optionally – with manual 6-speed transmission. 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) comes in just 3.2 seconds and top speed is 347 km/h (215 mph).
The complete bodywork comprises an ultra-light carbon racing skin and is produced in a Formula I forge. In addition to the 4-point H-type seatbelts, a tube frame developed by the Vermot AG engineers guarantees occupants the highest level of passive safety on their modified Recaro full bucket seats. A new braking system from Brabham Racing provides for deceleration: six 380 mm pistons at the front and four 355 mm pistons at the back forcefully slow the entire weight before the ceramic disk brakes abruptly bring the wheels to a standstill – until the next kick start.
In real life Veritas RS III looks like a real monster. It is 4.68 meters long and 2.02 meters wide, but just 97 cm in height.