GTspirit has learned that Roland Gumpert, Reiter Engineering and JAS Motorsport are involved in creating a new hypercar that aims at setting a new Nurburgring lap record and take part in the SRO GT Sports Club events for amateur drivers.
Details about the car are scarce at the moment but this news comes shortly after we reported that the Gumpert brand will be relaunched thanks to a group of investors from Hong Kong.
We don’t know whether Roland will play any role in the revitalised Gumper, hence, his participation in the development of the hypercar will probably be as an individual entity.
Roland worked as an engineer with Audi and led the research and development team that came up with the famed Quattro system which helped the German automaker dominate the rally scene in the 1980’s. The Gumpert Apollo was Roland’s brainchild and the unique supercar impressed the automotive community with its 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged engine that could produce up to 800 hp, enough for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint of just over 3 seconds.
Both Reiter Engineering and JAS Motorsport have a proven track record in the Motorsport scene. Founded in 1994 by Hans Reiter, Reiter Engineering is involved in development, testing and manufacturing of Lamborghini, Camaro and KTM GT4 and GT3 race cars. Some of its famous builds include the the Diablo GTR, Gallardo GT3 and the Murcielago R-GT. Reiter Engineering cars have taken part in the Blancpain GT Series, ADAC GT Masters, Asian GT and the Pirelli World Challenge. Meanwhile, JAS Motorsport is Honda’s official partner in the World Touring Car Championship, working as an engineer and custom service provider.
A hypercar jointly-built by Gumpert, Reiter Engineering and JAS Motorsport will be an exciting project that will draw lots of attention in the industry.