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OFFICIAL Aston Martin Vantage GT3

Discussion in 'Vantage' started by rs271, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. rs271

    rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    Aston Martin Vantage GT3 unveiled with 600 PS
    Aston Martin Vantage GT3
    A Vantage with a vengeance
    The late night debuts continue as Aston Martin has taken the wraps off the Vantage GT3.

    Described as the "most potent and uncompromising Vantage to date," the GT3 features a carbon fiber wide body kit with modified bumpers, revised side skirts and extended fenders. The car also a number of aerodynamic components including a front splitter, a rear diffuser and a prominent rear wing.

    While most special editions wouldn't even go that far, Aston Martin wasn't satisfied so they added a carbon fiber hood, a black mesh grille, ceramic coated tailpipes and 19-inch forged alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

    The sporty styling continues in the cabin as there's a carbon fiber center stack with touch-sensitive controls. Other notable highlights include an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, carbon fiber sports seats, leather door pull straps and an infotainment system with GPS navigation.

    A 6.0-liter V12 engine resides under the hood and produces approximately 600 PS (441 kW / 591 bhp) and 625 Nm (460 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed automated manual transmission which should enable the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds before hitting an estimated top speed of 297km/h (185 mph).

    Speaking of performance, the Vantage GT3 has a track-tuned suspension - with revised springs and dampers - and a modified Adaptive Damping System with three different modes: Normal, Sport and Track. The car also has magnesium inlet manifolds, a titanium exhaust system and a magnesium torque tube with a carbon fiber propeller shaft. Other highlights include a limited-slip differential and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes.

    The Vantage GT3 is also 100 kg (220 lbs) lighter than the V12 Vantage S thanks to a lithium-ion battery, carbon fiber door casings and a plethora of other weight saving measures. Customers can even order a carbon fiber roof and a polycarbonate rear window to further enhance the weight reductions.

    Production will be limited to 100 units and the first deliveries are slated for the third quarter of 2015. However, it won't be offered in the United States or China.

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    • Giannis

      Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

      Each time Aston Martin shows something new, I want to complain about them milking the cow, constantly fiddling with the same design without actually producing something new, about the DB9 needing to get up to date with the competition, about all those aspects that AM is left behind by the competition, but then I look at this shape again and think that it still looks sexy as hell after all those years.

      I'd love to have myself one, even if it had an 1.4l diesel engine under the hood. It's a magnificent design!
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      • rs271

        rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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        • mini_cooper4

          mini_cooper4 Well-Known Member

          A CH video is required to judge.
        • KiwiRob

          KiwiRob Active Member

          Love the paint job, love the look, bet it sounds impressive, now bring on the Vulcan.
        • Mr Robert

          Mr Robert Global Moderator Staff Member

          Proper road racer that kit!
        • Rolf

          Rolf Well-Known Member

          Very sexy looking car, I like all the changes to front, back, sides and interior to show more aggressive intent. The engine is certainly delivering the goods now 600hp and still NA, fantastic and will probably sound even better. Performance is really good as well.
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        • Mr Robert

          Mr Robert Global Moderator Staff Member

          Was that a cup holder at 1:03? They sure mean to sell this!

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