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The baby Aston gets more track-focused - Vantage GT3

27.02.2015

THE Aston Martin Vantage is probably one of the more popular models from the British stable and we, here at Autodealer, really like it. Its V8 sounds absolutely brilliant and we love the styling. We got even more excited when Aston Martin dropped a V12 into the thing a few years ago. Known as the Vantage S, this little car was able to fight with some of the heavyweights. Now though, Aston Martin has given the vantage special track treatment. Meet the Aston Martin Vantage GT3.

Aston Martin is calling the Vantage GT3 its most potent and uncompromising Vantage to date. With production strictly limited to just 100 examples, the new model combines all of Aston Martin's learning from its years of sports car competition around the globe to produce its most performance focused road-going Vantage.

The GT3 will be equipped with a new iteration of the brand's 6.0-litre V12 engine. The car weighs in at 100kg less than a standard V12 Vantage S.

Comprehensively re-engineered, as well as significantly restyled, the GT3-inspired special edition is lower and wider than any of its siblings in the Vantage family. A broader track - front and rear brings even more composed cornering thanks to a reduction in lateral load transfer, while the use of Michelin Pilot super sport tyres provides even more assured handling.

Thoroughly equipped with cutting edge motorsport-inspired features, from the extensive use of carbon fibre inside and out, to the track-focused aerodynamics pack - which includes a prominent rear wing and pronounced front splitter - the race-derived new Vantage brings more focused and uncompromising capability and styling to a road-going Aston Martin.

The aerodynamics package in particular has a profound effect, producing significant downforce to provide even greater levels of grip and stability at higher speeds.

Inspired by Aston Martin racing's successful campaigns, this new GT3-derived Vantage has been designed and engineered exclusively at Aston Martin's Gaydon headquarters in Warwickshire, England, to be the most overt expression of everything that defines Vantage: An inspirational sports model offering supreme driveability on the road and uncompromising dynamic performance on track.

 

Article written by Autodealer
27.02.2015
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