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Aston Martin Unveils V12 Vantage Race Car

Aston Martin has just unveiled their latest GT3 project, the new V12 Vantage race car. Featuring a widened body, front splitter, and a massive rear wing. The new racer will replace Aston's current GT3 car, the DBRS9 that first hit the track in 2006 at Le Mans. As a part of Aston's racing effort, it will be joining the Vantage GT2 and GT4, DBR9 GT1, and the AMR-One LMP1 prototype.

Based off the V12 Vantage road car, the Vantage GT3's 6.0 V12 is tuned to 600 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, which are increases over the street car by some 90 hp and 96 lb-ft of torque. On top of this, it will also be nearly 1,000 pounds lighter. Interestingly, the new GT3 has ABS and traction control, along with a paddle-shifted Xtrac automated manual gearbox. The first V12 Vantage GT3 race car will be completed in the factory sometime this July, with rigorous testing taking place immediately afterwards. The first 10 customers will be taking delivering of their cars in time for the start of the 2012 season.

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