Aston Martin Ready For 2012 Sessions With 2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT3


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Aston Martin Ready For 2012 Sessions With 2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT3

Aston Martin is ready for 2012 sessions with a new Vantage GT3 race car. The 2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 has been tested at Brands Hatch in Kent, covering almost 1000 kilometers in just 2 days with factory driver, Darren Turner.

Darren Turner said: “This car ran like clockwork throughout and we’ve managed really good mileage already. The feeling of the 2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 is a massive step forward from the DBRS9. Being based on the smaller Vantage it is more responsive and feels more nimble, giving the driver plenty of confidence to extract all the performance from the V12 engine while also being light on its tyres. It isn’t too physical to drive and I didn’t even break into a sweat during the test!”

The 2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 is based on the V12 Vantage production car that’s already out in showroom and will be the replacement of the Aston Martin DBRS9, which first competed in 2006 and wins many race and championship including the 2007 British GT Championship and the 2009 FIA GT3 Teams’ Championship. The new V12 Vantage GT3 will join the current Aston Martin racing line-up that includes the Vantage GT2, GT4, DBR9 GT1, and AMR-One LMP1.

2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Exterior and Interior

The 2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 is based on the existing V12 Vantage GT3 supercar wich has been tuned to racing specifications. Some parts of the car has been modified, including the modular chassis that uses aerospace bonding techniques. This techniques will be create a light and immensely stiff aluminum and composite structure to ensure better handling for the race car and also serves as an ideal base for the company’s entire racing program. The 2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 also features a shorter wheelbase and a low engine position to improves overall handling and performance capabilities.

2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Performance

The 2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will be powered by a lightweight dry-sumped 6.0 liter V12 engine deliver 600 HP and 516 lb/ft of torque. The V12 engine will come equipped with a semi-automatic 6-speed Xtrac gearbox with paddle shifters. This race car also features a new race-developed ABS and traction control systems where optimized specifically for this model.

2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Pricing

The 2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will be produced only ten models, and scheduled delivery at the start of the 2012 season. Racing teams who interested to buying the 2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will need to purchase  £298,000, or just under $500,000 based on current exchange rates.

[Source: Topspeed]

2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Photos

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