Aston Martin Vantage GT3 & GT4 race car drops V12 for 4.0L twin-turbo V8

Over the Le Mans 24 Hours weekend, Aston Martin Racing’s (AMR) not only unleashed its latest creation, the Aston Martin Vantage GTE onto the 24 hours endurance race, the British racing subsidiary also revealed two other racing derivatives of the super sports car, the Vantage GT3 and GT4.

Both race cars are set to find its way into the hands of customers. Like the GTE, the GT3 and GT4 shares the same 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, making 542 hp and 700 Nm of torque in the application of the GT3.

The Vantage GT3 will officially make its way to race tracks after homologation work is completed on 1 March 2019 and will officially replace the V12 Vantage GT3, the one we had the opportunity to let loose at the Sepang International Circuit. Weighing in at 1,245 kg (dry), the new Vantage GT3 features a steel roll cage, Xtrac six-speed sequential gearbox, Alcon motorsport multi-plate clutch, Öhlins four-way adjustable dampers, Alcon brakes and Bosch Motorsport ABS.

Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer David King said, “The Aston Martin Vantage GT3 is a worthy successor to the V12 Vantage GT3 and represents the core future of our customer racing programme. With the continued growth of GT racing in general and the GT3 category in particular, this new car and its Vantage GT4 brother will lead our expansion in the GT markets around the globe and particular target areas of the US and Asia. We’ve already seen a high level of interest from potential customers and we only expect that to grow as the car evolves closer to its homologation date.


Aston Martin Vantage GT3

Aston Martin Vantage GT4


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