Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 (2011)

GT3 (2011) first official picture

By Mark Hamilton
First Official Pictures
13 April 2011 14:31
This is the Aston Martin Vantage GT3. Created and developed by Aston Martin Racing, it's a GT3-spec racer based on the , and it'll be ready to compete in the FIA GT3 series (and other GT3 events) in 2012. Which is exactly the same time that  racer will be ready...

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 - the V12 Vantage track weapon

The heart of the Vantage GT3 is the lightweight, dry-sump 6.0-litre V12 engine from the  road car. Aston Martin Racing is aiming for 600bhp and 516lb ft outputs for the Vantage GT3, along with target weight of 1250kg. The engine will be coupled to a sequential paddleshift racing gearbox by Xtrac, and the Vantage GT3 will also receive a competition-spec traction control and ABS system. 

What is the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 replacing?

Aston Martin's current GT3 racer is the , which was launched in 2006 at Le Mans. Based on the  and related to the purpose-built DBR9 GT1 racer, Aston Martin has built 26 DBRS9 customer cars for racing in series such as the FIA GT3 European Championships or British GT Championships.

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