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ASTON POWERS

 

The latest Aston Martin Vantage GT8 proves to be the lightest and most powerful yet, inspired by Aston’s GTE race car.

 

The 440 horse power beast features a 4.7-litre V8 engine and comes in three different colour schemes: combinations of a grey and blue, white and green and green and lime. It also includes an aerodynamic package adding to a large rear spoiler and additional corner elements to the front splitter. The exclusive model is limited to a small 150 makes priced from US $235,000.

 

Director of Special Projects and Motorsport, David King said: “We long held the desire to create a road car that truly reflects our racing activity at Le Mans. With the Vantage GT8, we’ve finally been able to achieve that. By focusing on weight savings and aerodynamics, we’ve taken the V8 Vantage to an entirely different level of agility and aggression. It’s a hugely exciting car honed to the keenest possible edge.”  

 

Distinguished by a new 5-spoke alloy wheel, with ultra-lightweight seven-spoke centre-lock magnesium rim option motoring fans will certainly not be disappointed. Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer said: “Road cars are our business, but racing is the beating heart of Aston Martin. The Vantage GT8 expresses that combination perfectly: an authentic and unashamedly extreme road car that draws directly from our Le Mans racing programme to amplify the inherent dynamism that has long made the Vantage such a fine sports car. Beautifully engineered and set-up to be equally at home on a fabulous road or a demanding race track, the Vantage GT8 is a driver’s car in the truest sense of the word.”