Why the Vantage GTE?

The Aston Martin Vantage GTE sits at the head of the range of Aston Martin racing cars, which also includes the Vantage GT3 and Vantage GT4.

It is the most technically advanced and is the car the Aston Martin Racing works team competes with in Le Mans 24 Hours and the World Endurance Championship.

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Vantage GTE Successes

In 2012, 7 podiums, 3 poles, 1 win, 2nd in World Endurance Championship.

2013 Successes:

Overall pole positions, race wins, podiums and fastest laps at Le Mans 24 Hour, World Endurance Championship and Sebring 12 Hour.

Poles: 8 | Wins: 3 | Podiums: 8 | Fastest Laps: 4

A Phenomenal Debut

In 2012, the Vantage GTE took second place in the series, securing six podium finishes, including a third place at Le Mans and its debut win at the final round of the WEC at Shanghai. It also proved it was the fastest of the GTE cars by qualifying on pole three times and setting numerous fastest laps.

Over the winter the team has significantly re-engineered and improved the Vantage GTE. For 2013 a third of the car is new and already initial testing has shown that it is a significant step forward in performance.

Customers will soon be able to benefit from all the technical development and experience of our works team and compete in the same specification of Vantage GTE.

2013 Enhancements

While visually similar, the 2013 Vantage GTE features significant enhancements with development focussed in three key areas: reducing the centre of gravity; improving rear stability; and increasing torsional rigidity.

Both the front and rear suspension have been revised and the geometry optimised. New purpose-designed uprights and wishbones have replaced the original parts carried over from the Vantage road car, while the upper damper pick-up points have been relocated to increase the installation stiffness. The changes have also saved eight kilogrammes per corner.

Technical Specification

Engine

• Lightweight V8
• Dry sump oil system
• Engine repositioned to optimise weight distribution
• Power >600 bhp
• Torque >700 Nm

Transmission

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

Chassis

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

Suspension

• Double wishbone suspension with uniball bearings
• Two-way adjustable dampers front & rear

Steering

• Hydraulic power assisted steering
• Quick release steering wheel

Fuel System

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

Brakes

• Six pot front calipers
• Four pot rear caliper
Vented discs

Wheels & Tyres

•TWS Front - 12.5" x 18"
• TWS Rear - 13" x 18"

Interior

• Carbon Fibre Seat
• Six-point safety harness
• Fire extinguisher system
• Lightweight lithium battery

Body

• Removable carbon-fibre body panels
• Aluminium roof
• Aerodynamic designed front splitter & floor
Adjustable carbon fibre rear wing

Weight & Dimensions

• Dry weight 1195kg
• Length 4450mm
• Width 1980mm
• Height 1500mm
• Wheelbase 2600mm

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

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