Aston Martin has revealed details on its most uncompromising Vantage ever, the track inspired special edition GT3. Production of the new model will be extremely limited to only 100 examples and it has been re-engineered, as well as significantly restyled. The GT3-inspired special edition is lower and wider than any of its siblings in the Vantage family.
Under the bonnet is a new iteration of the brand’s 6.0-litre V12 engine which is capable of generating just shy of 450kW. Upgrades include magnesium inlet manifolds with revised geometry, a lightweight magnesium torque tube and a full titanium exhaust system with centre outlets. These are just a few of the features that underline the rigorous re-engineering of the new GT3 Vantage.
The car weighs 1565kg, 100kg less than a standard V12 Vantage S. This is contributed by new flared carbon fibre front wings, a carbon fibre bonnet, a lithium ion race-derived battery and carbon-fibre door casings. An optional carbon fibre roof and weight-saving polycarbonate rear window and rear quarter windows are just a few of the measures which illustrate the engineers’ determination to eliminate mass wherever possible.
The Vantage GT3 special edition will make its public debut on March 3 at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show, with 3 of the 100 GT3’s making their way to Australia. If you’re in the market for one down under, we’re sorry to inform you it’s already too late – all 3 have been sold.