Published on February 13th, 2024 | by Sounder Rajen0
Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Spearheads New Era In Top-Flight GT Racing
Three new state of the art Aston Martin Vantage GT3 models are already racing
As British luxury supercar maker, Aston Martin, debuted the new Vantage road car, the new Vantage GT3 model with intensified performance, sharpened dynamics and eye-catching style, translating those qualities into a formidable new GT racer and starting the next chapter in the brand’s motorsport history was also revealed.
The Aston Martin Vantage GT3 is a comprehensive evolution of the successful and recently retired Vantage GTE and GT3 cars, which made their debuts in 2018. Sharing their mechanical architecture, and that of the new Vantage road car, the Vantage GT3 is built around the brand’s proven bonded aluminium chassis structure and powered by its twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine.
Moreover, the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 was built to comply with all FIA GT3 class regulations, including the new-for-2024 LMGT3 category and will battle in the world’s most competitive GT series, including the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship (IMSA), Fanatec GT World Challenge, European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and the Nürburgring Langstrecken Serie (NLS).
The Aston Martin Vantage GT3 is the first collaboration between Aston Martin Racing (AMR) and Aston Martin Performance Technologies (AMPT) Developed to a strict set of objectives set by AMPT and implemented by AMR, the new Vantage GT3 upgrades centred upon addressing some of the old car’s handling characteristics.
Visually the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 combines the striking design of the new Vantage road car with the extreme downforce-generating aerodynamics that make GT3 racing so popular with racers and fans alike. Extensive use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) achieved the desired targets for aerodynamic performance and efficiency, while remaining within the FIA’s downforce limits, and input from the brand’s Design department ensured this pure function was matched by perfect form.
On top of that, the nose itself is a large one-piece clamshell made from carbon fibre. A quick-release design to facilitate rapid removal and replacement in the event of mid-race accident damage, it houses a full-width laser light, and a shorter splitter, the effect of which moves the centre of pressure rearwards to reduce pitch sensitivity and aid stability.
The Aston Martin Vantage has consistently been a force to be reckoned with at the highest levels of GT racing. With an incredible 52 class wins, the first of those scored on its WEC debut, and 11 world championship titles, plus a plethora of victories in a host of other national and international series, the Vantage name is synonymous with GT racing success.