2011 Aston Martin Vantage GT4

November 26, 2010 at 7:35 pm

The new Aston Martin Vantage GT4 features new aerodynamic parts and a remapped ECU for increased levels of power and torque. The car gets new front splitter that increases downforce at the front of the car, as well as channelling cooling air to the brakes and radiator. The car also gets new carbon fibre diffuser and rear underfloor as well as the V12’s larger boot ‘flip’. These changes will make it some tenth of a second faster! Aston Martin Vantage GT4 also has its own one-make series, the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of Great Britain, which was won in its inaugural year by Chris and Ant Scragg.  The new Vantage GT4 will be eligible for this Challenge, as well as [...]

Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420

July 7, 2010 at 9:31 am

Aston Martin has launched a new editoin of its popular V8 Vantage, called the N420 and inspired by the racing version of the car. The 4.7 liter 420 hp V8 engine of the Vantage remains unchanged, but it gets a beefed up suspension, Sport Pack, and modified exterior and interior. These modifications make the Vantage sharper and more precise, but a bit less comfortable! The body is particularly interesting as it gets a new carbon fiber aero kit with front splitter, side sills, new rear diffuser, graphite tailpipe finishers, and 10-spoke ally wheels. It also gets different racing schemes including ‘Rose’ yellow, ‘Kermit’ green ‘Elwood’ blue and ‘Asia Cup’ livery you see here. All of this paint jobs are derived [...]

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Bound For US

May 10, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Currently this car, the V12 Vantage, is the ultimate Aston Martin on the market. Well yes, there is the One-77 but that’s a multi million pound car so that doesn’t count. Now much to the delight of Americans the company has announced that it is bound for the North American market. Although they have implemented a series of engineering refinements to satisfy the specific requirements of the American market. This car is powered by the same V12 as the DBS, but it is lighter, stiffer and more agile than the DBS, and therefore it’s faster. The V12 Vantage has 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS), and 420 lb ft (570 Nm) of torque which gives it top speed of [...]

Third consecutive podium for Aston Martin LMP racer

April 19, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Aston Martin Le Mans prototype race car is showing great performance this year, as it secures third consecutive podium of 2010 at the 36th running of the Grand Prix of Long Beach, finishing in second place. The 007 Aston in this race was piloted by Adrian Fernández (MX) and Harold Primat (CH), and they also had the chance to actually win the Grand Prix as Primat started from pole position, but then lost it! Team Principal, George Howard-Chappell said: “We’re very disappointed to have lost first place so close to the end. It was however, a very exciting race and the team had a lot to deal with throughout. Everyone did a great job, but it is a real shame [...]

Aston Martin Vantage one-make racing series

February 18, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Last year in Dubai Aston Martin revealed a new GT4 Challenge edition of it V8 Vantage model for GT and endurance racing series. Now for the same car and also Vantage N24 they are introducing a one-make series in the UK which starts in April at Snetterton and finishes six races later in October after visiting Silverstone, Spa Francorchamps, Brands Hatch, Oulton Park and Donington. “We have built more than 60 Vantage GT4s in the last three years and while they are all eligible to compete in GT4 championships, many owners have told us they would like to be able to compete exclusively against identical cars,” said Roland Cherry, director of GT4 racing. “By creating the GT4 Challenge, we have [...]