Based on the track-only V8 Vantage GTE, Aston Martin’s all-new Vantage GT8 is a street-legal racer powered by a tuned 4.7L V8 that produces 440-horsepower, mated to your choice of 6-speed manual or 7-speed sequential transmission. To keep the weight down, there’s plenty of carbon fiber in the front splitter, front / rear bumpers, fenders, side sills, rear diffuser, sports seats, roof and the rear wing. Fortunately, creature comforts, like air conditioning and a modern infotainment system, are still included. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“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,” said CEO Dr. Andy Palmer.