Aston Births Rare Vantage Racer

Aston Births Rare Vantage Racer
 

Aston Martin is billing the new Vantage GT3 as the most focused, potent example of the breed to date. They’ve described it as offering the perfect balance between road and race track driving: but from the looks of it, this is something you’re going to want to enjoy mostly on the circuit.

Only 100 GT3 models will be produced. And according to them, it’s an encapsulation of all the brand’s years of motorsport experience. That’s a bold claim. After an intensive weight-shedding effort, the GT3 managed to lose 100 kilograms over the standard Vantage V12. The GT3 employs the same engine, with an output of 441kW.

Compared to its siblings, the GT3 is lower and wider – and promises an even more composed cornering character. Carbon fibre hasn’t been spared, being used inside and out. The exterior accoutrements include a big rear wing and prominent splitters. The front wings and bonnet are carbon fibre. You can also have a carbon fibre roof and polycarbonate windows if you’re serious about keeping the weight down.

Inside, it’s the same story. From the centre stack, to the seats – it’s all carbon fibre. Plus you can configure a truly unique cabin, thanks to the Q personalisation service offered by Aston Martin. They haven’t left the engine untouched however. For this application, it’s been tweaked and highlights include magnesium inlet manifolds plus a titanium exhaust system.

The Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month and first customer deliveries begin in the third quarter of this year.

IgnitionLIVE Reporter