paddle shift Xtrac gearbox, RWD
kgs / 2,755 lbs
14th April 2011:
Aston Martin's latest factory racer has just been revealed,
and it's essentially a development of the V12
Vantage road car.
In order to comply with GT3 FIA regulations, the Vantage GT3
will be built around the roadcar's aluminium chassis with a
lightweight dry-sumped 6.0 litre V12 engine also based on the
road-going car. However, whereas the engine in the road-legal
V12 Vantage produces 510 horsepower, the Vantage GT3's engine
develops more than 600 horsepower and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of
torque. The overall weight has also been trimmed significantly
- down from 1,680 kgs (3,704 lbs) to 1,250 kgs (2,755 lbs)
The GT3 model features a racing-spec semi-automatic paddle shift
Xtrac gearbox and the latest race-developed ABS and traction
The Vantage GT3 will replace the DBRS9,
a car which has been in service for national and international
racing competitions across the world.
John Gaw, Aston Martin Racing Managing Director said of the
new car: "The DBRS9 has been a very successful GT3 racing
car and, despite being more than six years old, is still competitive
"However, the competition has moved on and we needed to
create a new car that combines our six years' experience in
this category with the latest race technology to continue Aston
Martin's success in GT3 for many years to come."
The Vantage GT3 joins the Vantage GT2, GT4, DBR9 GT1 and the
AMR-One LMP1 to create the largest and most comprehensive range
of Aston Martin race cars to date.
Similar and related vehicles:
Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Aston Martin DBRS9