The Aston Martin V8 GT Concept was designed by Adam Gompertz. The sketch development concentrated on keeping certain elements of the V8 Vantage, namely the side strake that run through the bodyside, and the rear bumper surface. Yet at the same time, there was a real desire to create a new identity, with harder edges, and more muscular forms. The V8 GT Concept is inspired by old models from Aston Martin, such as the DB3S and the DB4 GT Zagato.
Major inspiration for this project came from the DB3S. The sharp creates lines on the top of the wings lend that car a feeling that underneath the muscular bodywork, are tendons stretching over the wheels.
The DB3S also serves as pointer to the philosophy of this concept. A sportscar with a clear purpose: to enhance the racing tradition of Aston Martin. A lighter, faster, more focused and bespoke Aston Martin.