With the new Aston Martin Vantage GTE ready for Le Mans – and the 2012 V8 Vantage ready for the market – the company was left with enough time to work on the Vantage GT4, make it a little bit better.
The GT4 is the racing incarnation of the road-going V8 Vantage,eligible to race in all GT4 series including the European GT4 Championship, Blancpain Endurance Championship, the VLN series, British GT, Britcar, Brazilian GT, Belgian Endurance Championship, Dutch GT Championship, GT Asia series and most national series with a GT4 category.
The car is priced from from £119,500, which is not bad considering it is one of the best looking cars on the grid and it has the Aston Martin badge.
The 2012 GT4 features n all-new aerodynamic package plus further improvements to the rollcage and fuel tank with 115 liter capacity. Aerodynamic changes include a carbon fibre rear wing, and a larger front splitter to increase downforce.
John Gaw, Managing Director of Aston Martin Racing said: “We have taken the opportunity to make some quite dramatic aerodynamic enhancements to the Vantage GT4, which will close the performance gap between this entry level GT car and the GT3. We have also fitted the car with the same roll cage and fuel tank configuration that’s found in the Vantage GT3 and GTE. We are about to sell our 100th Vantage GT4 and since its launch it has been one of the most successful cars in its class; the Vantage GT4 and its predecessor, the Vantage N24, scored many 24 Hour race class victories, the 2010 European GT4 Cup title and also back-to-back championship victories in the Nürburgring VLN series in 2010 and 2011.
“The revised version has very large boots to fill, but given the effort we’ve put into developing the upgrades and following a successful first outing, we’re very confident that the 2012 Vantage GT4 will pick up where its predecessor left off.”