Aston Martin Vantage GT3 revealed before Geneva debut
To make its public debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March, Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will see extensive use of carbon fiber and magnesium in its makeup right from its rear wing, front splitter, trunk and door castings while roof and front wings are also made of carbon fiber.
This allows a total saving of 220 pounds (100 kgs) in weight as compared to the original V12 Vantage S. The Aston Martin Vantage GT3 also sees use of magnesium in its inlet manifolds, torque tube and titanium exhaust system will also contributes to its lower weight. Vantage GT3 due to these weight saving materials weighs a total of 1565 kgs as compared to 1665 kgs which the V12 Vantage S weighs. Aston Martin claims that the new Vantage GT3 is their most track focused car built till date.
Aston Martin Vantage GT3 receives advanced Bilstein adaptive dampers which have been modified to include different spring rages and carbon ceramic Brembo brakes while it sits on 19 inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres of size 265/35 at the front and 325/30 at the rear.
Aston Martin Vantage GT3 is powered by a 6.0 liter V12 engine tuned to deliver 592 hp and 461 lb/ft torque. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph is achieved in 3.5 seconds while top speed is at 297 kmph. The V12 engine is mated to a 7 speed automated manual transmission driving its rear wheels. Exclusivity will be underlined due to the fact that the model is limited to just 100 units. Sales commence from the third quarter of the year.