Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Special Edition Doesn’t Car Whether It’s Driven On Road Or Track!
In 2012, the Vantage GT3 made “a few” successes with 2 championship wins, 18 race wins, and 30 podium finishes in International GT Open, British GT, ADAC GT Master, Japanese Super GT, Brazilian Endurance, Britcar 24 Hour, Le Mans Festival, and Malaysian Super Series races.
And at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the British automaker debuted its Vantage GT3 special edition. Aston Martin will only make 100 of this new model and said that it aimed to create a “lightweight and extreme” vehicle that “bridges the gap between the road and race track.”
The Vantage GT3 has a modified version of Aston Martin’s production 6.0-litre V12 engine, produces more than 600 bhp with 700 NM of torque. A carbon fiber prop shaft mates the engine to an Xtrac six-speed sequential transmission with semi-automatic paddle shift gear change.
“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 fuses our motorsport know-how and road car prowess,” said CEO Andy Palmer to Dezeen.
Introduced at the Geneva Show this year, the GT3 appeared with a lower sit and seems a bit wider on the road. It also features a track-focused aerodynamics pack thanks to an exaggerated rear wing and pronounced front splitter. “The Vantage GT3 special edition is an uncompromising example of our design and engineering expertises. 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,” added Palmer.
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