Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Revealed Ahead Of WEC Debut

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Revealed Ahead Of WEC Debut

Aston Martin has officially unveiled the 2024 Vantage GT3, introduced alongside the global debut of the new road-going Vantage model. This follows the global race debut of the Vantage GT3 at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, with its maiden FIA WEC race set for Qatar next month. 

The new Vantage GT3 is an extensive evolution of the retired Vantage AMR GTE and GT3 cars from 2018, sharing mechanical architecture with the new Vantage road car and featuring a bonded aluminum chassis and a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine.

The 2024 Vantage GT3 showcases a redesigned aerodynamic package, updated suspension, and advanced electronics. Notably, the carbon fiber one-piece clamshell nose with a quick-release design houses a full-width laser light and a shorter splitter, contributing to rearward center of pressure movement for enhanced stability. Louvres in wheel arches reduce lift, and larger rear louvres minimize drag.

Aston Martin emphasizes the close relationship between road and race programs, with a shared commitment to excellence. The Vantage GT3 complies with FIA GT3 class regulations, including the new-for-2024 LMGT3 category. It is a result of collaboration between Aston Martin Racing (AMR) and Aston Martin Performance Technologies (AMPT).

The updates aim to address handling characteristics, making the GT3 more drivable for both professional and amateur drivers. The test program, covering over 12,000 kilometers and including a 30-hour test, involved factory drivers and selected amateurs.

Aston Martin plans to deliver 30 units, including upgrade kits, to customers in 2024. The Vantage GT3 is confirmed for IMSA GTD, FIA WEC, and GT World Challenge Europe, with a base price expected at £575,000 and a cost-per-kilometer figure in line with the previous model.

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