The journey from track-inspired supercars to full-blown race cars is a thrilling evolution, showcasing the true capabilities of these high-performance machines when you shed some weight and add some power. Thanks to manufacturer race programs like Aston Martin Racing, these non-road-legal versions of their regular production siblings are dominating the track. Perfectly in tune with the debut of the all-new Vantage road car, the team at Aston Martin is proud to spearhead a new era of top-flight GT racing with its launch of the new Vantage GT3. Its debut comes as the successor to Aston Martin’s ultra-successful and recently retired Vantage GTE and GT3 cars.
From the outside, the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 takes on a fresh new look while incorporating iconic and timeless design characteristics that the British marque is known for. With the addition of extreme downforce-generation aerodynamics, the Vantage GT3 stays glued on the strays while maintaining its nimbleness through the corners. The most noticeable feature is a new nose design that gives the AMR team the ability to increase cooling going to the brakes for more consistent laps at Le Mans. Sharing the same mechanical architecture as the Vantage GTE and GT3, the Vantage GT3 is powered by Aston Martin’s famous 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8, along with an updated suspension and state-of-the-art electronics.
Underneath its aggressive, lightweight exterior, the Vantage GT3 boasts an array of features aimed at improving its overall performance and stability. A full-width laser light and a strategically designed splitter work in tandem to adjust aerodynamics, shifting the center of pressure to increase handling and reduce sensitivity to changes in pitch. Through the use of strategically placed louvers, high-pressure air from the wheel arches is vented out to decrease lift and drag. Aligning with the abiding the strict standards of the FIA GT3 class and the newly introduced LMGT3 category for 2024, the Vantage GT3 positions itself as a contender on the global motorsports stage. It’s set to compete across a range of legendary racing series, from the FIA World Endurance Championship to the Nürburgring Langstrecken Series.
Aston Martin’s latest track beast marks a groundbreaking collaboration between Aston Martin Racing and Aston Martin Performance Technologies (AMPT). It’s all about blending the best of Aston’s brainpower with AMR’s exceptional GT expertise. The goal? To combine the GT racing circuit into a fuel-driven R&D lab, promising a trickle-down track design, performance, and technology into Aston’s future road cars. The Vantage GT3 tackles the predecessor’s faults head-on, aiming for peak drivability for pros and amateurs. After surviving a brutal 30-hour test and earning high praise for its speed, forgiveness, and adaptability, it’s clear this GT3 is a finely tuned athlete ready to dominate the demanding world of GT racing. View all Aston Martin Vantages for sale on duPont REGISTRY by clicking the link below.
Source: Aston Martin