Aston Martin has just revealed the track-focused variation of the V8 Vantage. The Vantage GT8.
The car follows its older brother, the Vantage GT12, but instead of being powered by a V12, the Vantage GT8 houses a V8. The most powerful V8 that a Vantage ever had.
The revised 4.7-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine generates 440bhp (446PS) and 361 lb-ft (490 Nm) of torque. Regardless of the transmission, the standard six-speed manual or the optional seven-speed automated manual, Aston Martin calculates that the car can sprint to 60mph (96 km/h) in 4.4 seconds, and the maximum speed is 190 mph (305 km/h).
Apart from the increase in power, as we can expect in a track-oriented version, the Aston Martin Vantage GT8 lost some weight. 220 lbs (100 kg) in comparison to the V8 Vantage S.
The car gained, as it’s well visible, a new aerodynamic kit to go faster around the corners while, inside, the car has as standard sat nav, a 160-watt audio system, Apple CarPlay connectivity and other things to remind the driver that the GT8 isn’t indeed a racecar.
There are three optional paint schemes available for the GT8. China gray with blue, Stratus White with green and, the color scheme that this copy is using, Stirling green with lime.
The Aston Martin Vantage GT8 is limited to only 150 units, each one with a price from £165,000 or $233,965 at current rates. Unfortunately, for those interested in one, Aston Martin won’t sell the track-focused in North America.
Deliveries are said to start late this year.