Super Street Network

 |   |   |  2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 - Web Exclusive
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 - Web Exclusive

The Vantage GT3 will replace the DBRS9 in 2012 with a target of 2755 lb, 600hp and 515 lb-ft.

Apr 15, 2011

Aston Martin Racing has announced the new Vantage GT3 racecar, which is based on the V12 Vantage road car. This is a sneak preview of the car that will be ready for competition in 2012.

Eurp 1104 01 o+2012 aston martin vantage gt3 2+full view Photo 2/2   |   2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 - Web Exclusive

The Vantage GT3 will replace the DBRS9, launched in 2006 at Le Mans. To date, 26 DBRS9 chassis have been built and raced to multiple victories in national and international series across the world, most recently winning in the Australian GT at Mount Panorama in October 2010, and achieving a podium finish at Zolder last week.

The new Vantage GT3 joins the Vantage GT2, GT4, DBR9 GT1 and the AMR-One LMP1 to create the largest and most comprehensive range of Aston Martin racecars to date.

Designed to FIA regulations, the Vantage GT3 will be built around the Vantage aluminum VH architecture with a lightweight dry-sump 6.0-liter V12 engine, based on the V12 Vantage roadcar.

The new car will have a semi-automatic paddle-shift Xtrac race transmission plus the latest race-developed ABS and traction control systems, optimized for the Vantage GT3.

John Gaw, Aston Martin Racing Managing Director added: “The DBRS9 has been a very successful GT3 racing car and, despite being more than six years old, is still competitive today. However, the competition has moved on and we needed to create a new car that combines our experience in this category with the latest technology to continue Aston Martin’s success in GT3 for many years to come.”

Aston Martin Racing has set a target weight of 2755 lb and target engine figures of more than 600hp and 700Nm (515 lb-ft). The first car will be completed in July 2011 and will undergo an extensive test and development program for the rest of the year. Ten customer cars will then be built for delivery for the start of the 2012 season.

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

The Subaru WRX STI Diamond Edition features a yellow body kit - complete with front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser - and 349 ponies under the hood
Kelly PleskotNov 14, 2018
Jaguar gave its rally F-Type a full roll cage, ripped out most of the interior, and added auxiliary lights to the hood
Collin WoodardNov 12, 2018
The one car that caught our attention the moment we stepped into VIP Fest 12 and not only held it, but had us coming back for another visit (or three) as the day continued
RodrezNov 9, 2018
Sam always thought MX-5s were cool cars but he never thought he'd ever own one until he spent a few days behind the wheel of an 2019 MX-5
Sam DuNov 7, 2018
Earlier this year, Subaru announced the WRX STI would get a 5-horsepower boost for 2019. No, it wasn’t much, but at least the STI would no longer be outgunned by the turbocharged four-cylinder Mustang. Subaru’s latest special edition STI, however, comes with a much less underwhelming boost in power. It’s called the WRX STI TC 380, and
Collin WoodardNov 6, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP