Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Revealed: Carbon Baiting

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The first details of the track-focused Aston Martin Vantage GT3 limited-edition have emerged from the legendary British sports car manufacturer, and the new car is claimed to be the ‘most potent and uncompromising Vantage to date.'

Only 100 examples of the GT3 will be made, and the car will feature an updated version of the Vantage's 600 PS, 6.0-litre, V12 engine. Kerb weight sees a fall of 100 kilos from the standard V12 Vantage, because of weight-saving measures like the extensive use of carbon fibre in construction, for the front wing, door casings, diffuser, etc.

The Vantage GT3 sits the lowest and widest in the Vantage range, and the company claims ‘more composed cornering' because of its wider front and rear track. Driving dynamics will also get a boost from the Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubber all round.

Designed and developed in Aston Martin's Gaydon headquarters, the Vantage GT3 also gets an extensively reworked cabin, with carbon fibre seats and centre stack, alcantara trim, and touch-sensitive control array.

Predicted performance figures have been revealed too, with claimed acceleration figures of 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 297 km/h. This one ain't no boy racer, that's for sure, but a serious street-legal racing machine that looks ready to upset quite a few on race weekends...

Story first published: Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 15:06 [IST]
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