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Best known these days at the builder of the F tish electric supercar, Venturi β€” a recently rescued French specialty car brand and former LeMans competitor β€” has worked up a car it hopes will rock the 2006 FIA GT3 European championship in spectacular fashion. The "Venturi H ritage GT3," which will debut at the FIA GT3 European championship test days in March 2006, sports a supercharged, 4.2 liter Audi-sourced V8 (450 hp) linked to a six-speed sequential-synchromesh-manual gearbox, and a body and chassis of carbon fiber. The Venturi will join such cars as the Aston Martin DBS9, Lamborghini Gallardo, TVR Sagaris and Lotus Exige GT3 on the approval trail.

Venturi Fetish Electric Supercar Makes Public Debut; Lotus Launches Sport Exige GT3 Racer; Spy Photos: Porsche 997 GT3; Venturi Fetish Has Intel Inside [internal]