Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Special Edition Revealed

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Front

Aston Martin has revealed first details of the track-inspired Vantage GT3 special edition.

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 is Built for the Track

Said to be inspired by the company’s track-version GT3, the special edition features new flared carbon fibre front wings, carbon fibre bonnet, a lithium ion race-derived battery, carbon-fibre door casings plus optional carbon fibre roof and polycarbonate rear windows. Through weight saving measures, the car has shed a total of 100 kg over the Vantage S, leaving it with a weight of 1565 kg.

There’s also a carbon fibre hood, a black mesh grille, ceramic coated tailpipes and 19-inch forged alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.

The sporty theme is carried through inside with an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, carbon fibre sport seats, carbon fibre centre stack with touch-sensitive controls, leather door pull straps and an infotainment system with GPS navigation.

Bespoke engineering upgrades

Described as the "most potent and uncompromising Vantage to date," the GT3 packs a 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 441 kW and 625 Nm of torque. It's connected to a seven-speed automated manual transmission which allows the car to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds before reaching an estimated top speed of 297km/h.

Among other upgrades found under the hood, Aston Martin has equipped the Vantage GT3 Special Edition with a track-tuned suspension featuring revised springs and dampers, as well as an enhanced Adaptive Damping System with three different modes: Normal, Sport and Track.

Other highlights include the magnesium inlet manifolds with revised geometry, a lightweight magnesium torque tube and a full titanium exhaust system with centre outlets.

The Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Special Edition will have its world premiere at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show before going on sale in a limited production run of just 100 examples in the third quarter of 2015.