Meet the most powerful and lightest V8 Vantage ever, the GT8 from Aston Martin. The newly announced model sheds 100kg off the body and pumps out 328kW of power from a revised 4.7 litre V8 engine.
Taking its cues from the V8 Vantage, the GT8 adds dramatically sculpted carbon fibre bodywork designed for aerodynamic function. In addition to the wide-body, the front splitter, front and rear bumper, side sills, roof and rear diffuser are finished in carbon fibre, all assisting in shedding off that 100kg.
The chassis has been fine tuned for track-focused agility and transmission is available in either a six-speed manual or seven-speed SportshiftTM II paddle-shift.
Announcing the introduction of the new Vantage GT8, Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer said: “Road cars are our business, but racing is the beating heart of Aston Martin.”
“The Vantage GT8 expresses that combination perfectly: an authentic and unashamedly extreme road car that draws directly from our Le Mans racing programme to amplify the inherent dynamism that has long made the Vantage such a fine sports car. Beautifully engineered and set-up to be equally at home on a fabulous road or a demanding race track, the Vantage GT8 is a driver’s car in the truest sense of the word.”
Only 150 production units of the Vantage GT8 will be produced and deliveries will begin in the last quarter of the year. For more information, head over to Aston Martin and check out the video below.