Aston Martin Vantage GT3 revealed
A special, limited to 100 units only Aston Martin Vantage GT3 has been revealed today ahead of its official Geneva Motor Show debut.
PRODUCTION OF the Aston Martin GT3 will be limited to just 100 units. According to Aston Martin, the new limited-edition model is inspired by its sports car racing experience around the world and features a reworked version of the brand’s 6.0-litre V12 as well as 100kg in weight saving over a standard Vantage S.
Sitting lower and wider than any other Vantage, the GT3 model gets a wider track at the front and rear with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres fitted to provide sticky on-track grip. A new “race-inspired” bodykit incorporates a big rear wing that the brand says significantly improves downforce at high speed.
To lose 100kg, Aston Martin’s designers and engineers fitted the thing with flared carbon fibre front wings, carbon fibre bonnet, a lithium ion race-derived battery, carbon-fibre door casings, cost-optional carbon fibre roof, cost-optional weight-saving polycarbonate rear window and rear quarter windows. The car now weighs 1565kg.
The car’s interior is comprehensively reworked, too, with a full carbon fibre centre stack and touch-sensitive control array; race-derived carbon fibre sports seats; Alcantara trim and the option of numerous bespoke features courtesy of the brand’s popular personalisation service: Q by Aston Martin.
Announcing the arrival of the Vantage GT3 special edition, Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer said: “Motorsport is in our blood at Aston Martin. The Vantage is the car we campaign in top level sports car racing around the world and so it seems only fitting that we offer an exclusive, limited edition Vantage that expertly fuses our motorsport know-how with our road car prowess.”
He added: “The Vantage GT3 special edition is an uncompromising example of our design and engineering expertise and I’m sure the 100 owners who secure one of these cars will savour every second behind the wheel; whether on the road or on the track.”
Customer deliveries are expected to begin toward the end of this year.