Aston Martin Vantage GT8 Debut …
Available this Autumn, the limited edition Aston Martin Vantage GT8, which will be priced from £165,000.
Appealing to collectors as well as pure driving enthusiasts, the Vantage GT8 will be strictly limited to just 150 examples.
Inspired and influenced by the 2016 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE race car, the
Vantage GT8 is the lightest and most powerful V8 Vantage ever.
Its dramatically sculpted carbon fibre bodywork has been shaped by race-bred aerodynamic function. With a super-sharp chassis tuned for track-focused agility, powered by a revised 440 hp version of Aston Martin’s 4.7-litre V8, it is available with a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed SportshiftTM II paddle-shift transmissions.
Top speed is 190 mph and the 0-60 mph time is 4.4 seconds.
It features extensive use of carbon fibre with the front splitter, front and rear bumpers, fenders, side sills and rear diffuser all fashioned from the lightweight material.
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.”
Appealing to collectors as well as pure driving enthusiasts, the Vantage GT8
will be strictly limited to just 150 examples.
Recommended retail price starts from £165,000 and deliveries will commence in Q4 2016.
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