Aston Martin has revealed a special edition of its Vantage as the most potent and uncompromising to date. The special and limited road-going track-inspired Vantage-variant edition emerges… say hi to the new Aston Martin Vantage GT3.
Aston Martin equipped its brand new car with an upgraded 6.0-liter V12 engine able to deliver a bit more power… Vantage GT3 delivers up to 600 PS or 592 bhp and thanks to the weight reduction — a lot of carbon fiber — it lost 100 kg (220lbs) in comparison to the V12 Vantage S, which boasts 1665kg (3671lbs) of curb weight –Oh, and output of 573 PS (565 bhp).
The GT3-styling design comes with just one purpose… performance. The street-legal Vantage GT3 is lower and wider than any other Vantage out there and it was equipped with a huge rear spoiler and a pronounced front splitter increasing downforce on corners and stability at higher speeds.
Besides the huge spoiler and front splitter Aston Martin Vantage GT3 even has new flared carbon fibre front wings, carbon fibre bonnet, a lithium ion race-derived battery, carbon-fibre door casings, optional carbon fibre roof, optional weight-saving polycarbonate rear window and rear quarter windows, as well as rear diffuser and other components in carbon fiber to effectively lose weight.
The interior was also reworked 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 Q by Aston Martin.
Here is some words from Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer about the new Vantage GT3 special edition: “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.”
Aston Martin Vantage GT3 comes as a limited series, being that just 100 people in the world will be able to own one of these machines in their garage.
The Vantage GT3 special edition made its public debut on 3 March at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show (Hall 5, Stand 5253), with first customer deliveries beginning in the third quarter of 2015.
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