2019 Aston Martin Vantage GT3

Following the introduction of the Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car last year, the British carmaker has now expanded its racing offerings with the reveal of the new Vantage GT3 and GT4.

Both cars are based on the road-going model and use the same 4.0 litre turbocharged V8 engine, with some input from Aston Martin Racing. They will be offered to customer racing teams, although homologation will only take place in early March next year.

Starting with the faster of two cars, the Vantage GT3 offers up to 535 hp (boost-variable) and 700 Nm of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels through an Xtrac six-speed sequential gearbox (with an Alcon multi-plate clutch).

Weighing in dry at 1,245 kg, the Vantage GT3 also sports a steel roll-cage, Öhlins four-way adjustable dampers, Alcon brakes, Bosch Motorsport ABS system and an advanced aerodynamic package that is compliant with class regulations.

2019 Aston Martin Vantage GT4

By comparison, the Vantage GT4 is a little tamer in appearance to reflect the racing class it will operate in. The GT4 class is mainly designed for amateur racers only where the cars are much closer to their road-going versions in order to keep costs down. Aston Martin has yet to disclose full details about the Vantage GT4’s performance but it should be interior to that of the GT3 car.

“Driveability and a wide operating window remain key targets for us as we develop the new Vantage GT3 and GT4 racing cars. The fact that our customers can still purchase the V12 Vantage GT3 and be competitive seven years after it was introduced is a fantastic legacy to build on, and the new cars will take this concept on in leaps and bounds,” said John Gaw, managing director of Aston Martin Racing.

“The Aston Martin Vantage GT3 is a worthy successor to the V12 Vantage GT3 and represents the core future of our customer racing programme. With the continued growth of GT racing in general and the GT3 category in particular, this new car and its Vantage GT4 brother will lead our expansion in the GT markets around the globe and particular target areas of the US and Asia,” added David King, vice president and chief special operations officer at Aston Martin.