Aston Martin officially reveals its GT3 and GT4 race cars
The new Vantage GT3 and the Vantage GT4 by Aston Martin racing has been revealed at the 86th 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Vantage GT3 made its racing debut in the Michelin Aston Martin Racing Le Mans Festival this weekend and was driven for the first time at the track on 14 June.
The cars are powered by the existing 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 engine optimised by Aston Martin Racing, their performance division. The Vantage GT3 produces around 535bhp of power and 700Nm of torque. The car is built using a lightweight aluminium chassis, a steel roll-cage, an Xtrac six-speed sequential gearbox, an Alcon motorsport multi-plate clutch, Ohlins four-way adjustable dampers and Alcon brakes and Bosch Motorsport ABS. The company claims that the vehicle weighs a mere 1245 kgs. Currently still under development, the GT3 will be homologated on 1 March, 2019.