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Aston Martin reveals Vantage GT3 Special Edition


The Aston Martin Vantage GT3, which will debut at next month’s Geneva motor show, will be the most overtly-styled road-going model from the luxury sports car maker.

Debuting alongside the track-only Vulcan, the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 is said to be inspired by the company’s Vantage GT3 race car.

Under the bonnet is a version of Aston Martin’s 6.0-litre V12 that the company hopes will deliver 441kW (600PS). Power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automated manual transmission and a limited-slip differential.

The eye-catching rear wing is fashioned out of carbonfibre, as is the front splitter, front wings, rear diffuser and door casings. Combined with a race-derived lithium-ion battery, magnesium torque tube and titanium exhaust system, the special edition model has a predicted weight of 1565 kilograms, or around 100kg less than the regular V12 Vantage

This beauty right here is the special edition Aston Martin Vantage GT3. Only 100 of these track-focused super Vantages, each housing a reworked 6.0-liter V12 with 592 horsepower, will be built. As the name and that enormous rear wing indicate, this model is a road version of the GT3 Vantage racer.

Nearly everything on the car, inside and out, has been altered. Beyond the tweaked engine, the car features magnesium inlet manifolds, a magnesium torque tube, and a titanium exhaust system, helping keep the weight down.

Additional weight savings come from a massive use of carbon fiber (rear wing, front splitter, trunk, door casings, roof, and front wings). The changes shaved a total of 220 pounds off the original V12 Vantage S. Combine that with a lower and wider stance, and this car is going to hug a corner like you hug your momma.

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