Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Will Be a Limited Edition Street Legal Track-Focused Animal

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With a 600-hp V12, the track-inspired Vantage GT3 carries a £250,000 price tag and will be limited to 100 units.

Powered by a 592-horsepower 6.0-liter V12, the track-inspired Aston Martin Vantage GT3 is the most powerful road model the UK carmaker has ever built. Limited to just 100 units (the majority of which have already been snapped up), each priced at around £250,000, the new Aston Martin is based on the V12 Vantage S but with a curb weight of 1,565 kg, weighs in at over 100 kg less.

Utilizing carbon fiber, titanium, magnesium and aluminum both inside and out, the Vantage GT3 special edition is lower and wider than any other Vantage model, and comes with new carbon-fiber skin and a track-focused aero pack including a big rear wing and pronounced front splitter as well as a horseshoe graphic that aids cooling and airflow. The result is plenty of downforce and grip, composed cornering, and high-speed stability. More importantly, it looks absolutely badass. The V12 engine has been modified with new inlet manifolds and titanium exhaust system with center outlets, helping to up power from the 565 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque the Vantage S generates to 592 hp and 461 lb-ft.

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The seven-speed gearbox also carries over but has been recalibrated for faster shifts and a new torque tube is made from magnesium. Predicted performance figures include a top speed of 185 mph, (down from the 205 mph of the Vantage S due to the additional drag caused by the aero package), and a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds, a 0.2 second improvement. Chassis upgrades include a modified suspension with retuned Bilstein adaptive dampers, and Brembo carbon-ceramics housed in lightweight 19-inch magnesium alloys with optional magnesium center locking cap. Inside, there’s carbon-fiber seats and center console, a fixed infotainment system, and Alcantara, leather and exposed carbon-fiber trim.

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