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Limited-run Aston Martin Vantage GT3 revealed ahead of Geneva show

Limited-run Aston Martin Vantage GT3 revealed ahead of Geneva show image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Aston Martin | posted February 20, 2015 13:40

Powered by a 6.0-liter V12 that churns out 600 PS

Aston Martin has released the first images and details of the Vantage GT3 which was described by the automaker as their most uncompromising Vantage to date. Meant to bridge the gap between road and race track driving, the Vantage GT3 is wider, lighter and lower compared to standard models; the car also has a motorsport-derived chassis and is powered by an improved 6.0-liter V12.

The rear and side of the Aston Martin Vantage GT3

Outside, it has a wide carbon fiber body kit that features altered bumper designs, revised side skirts and extended fenders. Providing better aerodynamics for the car include a front splitter, a rear diffuser and a fixed rear wing while a carbon fiber hood helps reduce overall weight. Completing the exterior equipment of the Vantage GT3 are a set of ceramic-coated tailpipes and alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

The interior of the Aston Martin Vantage GT3

It has a track-inspired interior which consist of a full carbon fiber center stack, carbon fiber seats and Alcantara trim. Other interior options that can be fitted on the Vantage GT3 will be available via the brand's own personalization program: Q by Aston Martin.

The 6.0-liter V12 engine of the Aston Martin Vantage GT3

Under the hood, the Vantage GT3 is driven by a revised 6.0-liter V12 engine that now generates 600 PS and is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. New features added to the powertrain include lightweight inlet manifolds, a magnesium driveshaft and a full titanium exhaust system.

“The Vantage GT3 special edition is an uncompromising example of our design and engineering expertise and I’m sure the 100 owners who secure one of these cars will savor every second behind the wheel; whether on the road or on the track,” said Dr. Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO.

As previously stated, it will only be limited to 100 units while deliveries of the Vantage GT3 will commence at Q3 of 2015.