Monday, 17 August 2009


The niche German supercar manufacturer Vermot AG has put a price on its Veritas RS III. Standard issue RS III is to cost a frosty €342 000 (R3.9 million) when it goes on sale. You might wonder what makes this so special as to warrant such a price. We aren’t too sure either except to say a few things.

One of these is that the car is a one-seater as you can see from the pictures. That means no passengers of any kind. Secondly it has no roof to speak of; the small windscreen – just like one found in Speedsters – is all that covers the driver from the elements. A future model could be covered, but we hasten to imagine what THAT would look like. The total body length is about 5 metres, the width about 2 metres and the weight about 1170kg.

Power is sourced from a BMW 5.0-litre V10 engine which normally has 373kW on tap. Vermot was able to get 441kW or 600hp (what stopped BMW from doing the same?). Its performance is said to be 0 – 100km/h in 3.2 seconds and top speed is 347km/h.