Frankfurt is the GT show

The annual Internationalen Automobil-Ausstellung, otherwise known as the Frankfurt Motor Show, opened this week with Italian GT cars taking center stage with exciting new offerings from Maserati, and the return to official competition of the Lamborghini name. The show, which will attract around 85,000 visitors in the next few days, also boasts a prototype of the Mercedes-Benz's SLR, designed by McLaren. Ferrari was also showing off its new 575GTC, a car aimed at private teams competing in the FIA GT championship.

The Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT, derived from the much-acclaimed road car of the same name has been developed by Audi Sport and Reiter Engineering and aims to give Lamborghini customers a highly competitive car with which to participate in global professional motorsport. Built to the specification of FIA and ACO regulations, the R-GT has been developed as a result of increasing customer demand for a high-specification Lamborghini race car. The car will be eligible to race not only in the FIA GT Championship but also the American Le Mans Series. The new car will make its debut with a Reiter Engineering entry in October in Estoril with drivers Peter Kox and Oliver Gavin.

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