In November 2017, Aston Martin unveiled the new generation of Vantage, which was a radically different approach to its predecessor, utilizing the British brand’s synergy with Mercedes-AMG and gaining access to the German V8 twin-turbo V8 .
Now the British are taking the next step by revealing the first sample of the Vantage racing version with the GT3 badges, while announcing the arrival of the GT4 version. Both racing releases are expected to be unveiled in 2019, attempting to continue the tradition of the British brand with the outgoing GT3 and GT4, which have emerged in the most successful British racing for over a decade.
“What we expect from the new GT3 and GT4 is to compete with their predecessors for the same amount of time. With the victory of the V12 Vantage GT3 at the British GT in 2017, we have proven that durability is what separates us from other manufacturers, “said Aston Martin Racing, the head of the division of the British brand.
For history, the twelve-cylinder Vantage GT3 was manufactured in 42 copies, of which 37 were available, giving Aston Martin three titles in the British GT (2013, 2015, 2016) championship title in the Blancpain GT Cup and the Asian Blancpain GT 2017. The GT4, which was manufactured in 124 copies, was claimed to have won many victories in the British GT Championship in 2014-2015 and the title of the European GT4 Mixed Championship.
As with the life and state of the previous GT3 and GT4, as Aston Martin explains, the new ones will share many common elements with the model that will replace Vantage from 2019 and the GTE version also she made her first appearance at Spa-Francorchamps.