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Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Road Car Teased Ahead of Geneva (w/video)

Is automaker teasing a road-going Vantage GT3 in advance of Geneva Motor Show reveal?

Karla Sanchez
Jan 7, 2015

The countdown to the 2015 Geneva Motor show in March begins now, as Aston Martin has teased a Vantage GT3 in a short video. If you're wondering why you should care about another Aston race car, it's because this Vantage GT3 could actually be a road-going production vehicle.

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 teaser screen cap rear view Photo 2/3   |   Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Teaser Screen Cap Rear View

Although the video appears to show the racing version of the Vantage GT3 being driven out on the track, the teaser sketch and the fact that the automaker is showing the car in Geneva could suggest it's bringing something other than a race car. While the Vantage GT3 race car is available to customers who actually race, this one will likely be sold to regular folks -- ones with lots of money, of course. Pistonheads reports that this Vantage GT3 could have more power, with less weight and a limited production run of just 100 units. The current GT3 racer's 6.0-liter V-12 produces over 600 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, but what this new car packs under its hood remains a mystery. As far as its design goes, expect a massive rear wing, front splitter, and flared wheel arches.

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 teaser screen cap front view Photo 3/3   |   Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Teaser Screen Cap Front View

A Vantage GT3 road car would obviously go up against the Porsche 911 GT3. Aston has been vocal about significantly revamping its lineup after former Nissan boss Andy Palmer stepped in as CEO. Future Aston cars we're already looking forward to include a successor to the DB9 rumored to debut in 2016 and a new SUV based on the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class chassis. If this teaser does preview a road-going Vantage GT3, we'll be looking forward to that too at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show this March.

Source: Aston Martin via YouTube, Pistonheads

By Karla Sanchez
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