Rossa, a new player from Russia, is gearing up to make waves in the realm of GT racing and high-performance cars. Amidst industry challenges, Rossa's LM GT Rossa Concept is a testament to innovation, revealing a sneak peek at the future of GT2 and GT3 race cars and a forthcoming limited edition.
Slated for a 2024 debut, the racing model is poised to be followed by a road-legal version expected after 2026. Spearheading Rossa is Roman Rusinovworld, a renowned Russian race car driver with an impressive portfolio, including multiple stints at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
His vision? To craft vehicles that meet GT2 and GT3 standards, ready for Russian and European circuits, drawing inspiration from his favored Maserati MC12.
Crafted by designers who have lent their expertise to the Marussia brand, the LM GT Rossa's physique is a blend of muscular aerodynamics and bold intakes. It's anticipated that the final production will scale up in dimensions, incorporating design enhancements to exceed high performance expectations.
The cabin of the LM GT Rossa is just as race-ready, decked out with motorsport-centric controls, a central touchscreen, premium saddle leather, and carbon-fiber accents integrated seamlessly with a state-of-the-art display.
The concept, touted on Rossa's official website, claims complete in-house development, although it borrows components from established names.
At its heart lies a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, embracing a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine, reminiscent of the powerplants found in the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan.
With an eye on the future, the LM GT Rossa is not just about carving corners on the track. The GT2's projected starting price hovers around $543,342, with the road-legal GT3 variant expected to command an even higher premium when it hits the streets in 2026.