Why the Vantage GT3?

The Vantage GT3 has been designed from the ground up to offer customers the latest in race-car technology and embraces all the experience Aston Martin Racing has learnt from years of engineering and competing in international sports car racing with the DBR9, DBRS9 and the latest Vantage GTE.

Designed to be the current Aston Martin GT3 car for the next five years, the Vantage GT3 is developed so there are no expensive yearly upgrades with the power of the V12 engine being unlocked when required through Balance of Performance.

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Vantage GT3 Successes

In 2012 the Vantage GT3 took 2 championship wins, 18 race wins and 30 podium finishes in International GT Open, British GT, ADAC GT Masters, Japanese Super GT, Brazilian Endurance, Britcar 24 Hour, Le Mans Festival, Malaysian Super Series.

2013 Successes:

Overall pole positions, race wins, podiums and fastest laps in Nurburgring 24 Hour, Dubai 24 Hour, Blancpain Endurance Series, GT Asia, International GT Open, British GT, Australian GT, Belgian GT and Britcar.

Poles: 17 | Wins: 17 | Podiums: 34 | Fastest Laps: 21

Engineered to Win

The Vantage GT3 has been designed from the ground up to offer customers the latest in race-car technology and embraces all the experience Aston Martin Racing has learnt from years of engineering and competing in international sports car racing with the DBR9, DBRS9 and the latest Vantage GTE.

The Vantage GT3 has a modified version of Aston Martin’s production 6.0 litre V12 engine. The dry-sumped engine produces more than 600 bhp with 700 Nm of torque and its position has been optimised further to improve weight balance. Thanks to this built-in level of performance and the performance balancing in this class, the Vantage GT3 does not require expensive yearly upgrades to maintain its competitiveness.

Cutting Edge

A carbon fibre propshaft mates the engine to an Xtrac six-speed sequential transmission with semi-automatic paddle shift gear change.

Like all Aston Martin racing cars, the Vantage GT3 uses the Vantage road car's bonded aluminium chassis to create a light and stiff structure. This combined with a shorter wheelbase and lower engine position contribute to enhanced handling and performance. Driveability is enhanced further with the latest race-developed ABS and traction control systems, which are fitted as standard. As such, the gap between pro and am drivers is substantially reduced.

Technical Specification

Engine

• Lightweight 6 litre V12
• Dry sump oil system
• Engine repositioned to optimise weight distribution
• Power >600 bhp
• Torque >700 Nm

Transmission

• Xtrac six speed sequential transmission
• Racing Clutch
• Limited slip ramp/plate differential
• Easily accessible drop gears
• Semi-automatic paddle shift gear change
• Carbon fibre propshaft

Chassis

• Lightweight aluminium chassis
• Steel roll cage to FIA safety standards
• High speed pneumatic jack system
• Low engine position

Suspension

• Double wishbone suspension with uniball bearings
• Two-way adjustable dampers front & rear
• Optimised geometry for lower race ride height

Steering

• Hydraulic power assisted steering
• Quick release steering wheel

Fuel System

• 114 litre fuel cell to FIA safety standards
• Twin quick release couplings

Brakes

• Six pot front calipers
• Ventilated front brake disc
• Four pot rear caliper
• Ventilated rear brake disc
• Floor mounted pedal box
• Manually adjustable front/rear brake bias
• Race developed ABS and traction control

Wheels

• Front: 12.5" x 18"
• Rear: 13" x 18"

Tyres

• Front: 30/68 - 18
• Rear: 31/71 - 18

Cockpit

• Six-point safety harness
• Adjustable seat position
• Lightweight battery
• Carbon fibre dash
• Fire extinguisher system
• Driver display and shift lights

Aerodynamics

• Front splitter
• Adjustable full width carbon fibre rear wing
• Aerodynamically optimised bumpers, side sills and rear fenders

Body

• Removable carbon-fibre body panels
• Aluminium roof
• Painted in Aston Martin Solid White as standard

Weight

•Dry weight 1250kg with near 50:50 weight distribution

Enquiries —

Andrew Williamson
+44 (0) 1295 273 355
awilliamson@astonmartinracing.com

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