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2011 Aston Martin Vantage GT4

Aston Martin has unveiled today details on a new Vantage GT4 for 2011. The new model takes inspiration from the Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage road car and will compete in the future European GT4 Cup and all other series with a GT4 class.

The new Vantage GT4 features a new splitter that increases downforce at the front of the car, a V12’s larger boot ‘flip’ at the rear a new carbon fiber diffuser and rear underfloor and a new rear-mounted high capacity transmission oil cooler.

As with the current 4.7 liter Vantage GT4, which made its race debut in 2009, the 2011 car is closely based on theV8 Vantage road car with key attributes being carried over including the aluminum chassis, base engine and suspension design. In addition to the engine and aero upgrades, competitors can choose a race-developed Bosch ABS and traction control system.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Aston Martin Racing has launched a new Vantage GT4 for 2011. The new V8 engined racing car takes design inspiration from Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage road car, giving it enhanced aerodynamics and increased downforce. It also has a remapped 4.7 litre engine offering increased levels of power and torque.

Aston Martin Vantage GT4

As with the current 4.7 litre Vantage GT4, which made its race debut in 2009, the 2011 car is closely based on the V8 Vantage road car with key attributes being carried over including the aluminium chassis, base engine and suspension design. In addition to the engine and aero upgrades, competitors can, for the first time, choose a race-developed Bosch ABS and traction control system. This system has been specifically optimised by Bosch Motorsport for the Vantage GT4 to provide race-enhanced performance in both wet and dry conditions.

The Vantage GT4’s new splitter increases downforce at the front of the car, as well as channelling cooling air to the brakes and radiator. At the rear, the car gains the V12’s larger boot ‘flip’. This works together with a new carbon fibre diffuser and rear underfloor, which create an area of low pressure under the rear of the car, to increase downforce. The redesigned underfloor also channels more air through a new rear-mounted high capacity transmission oil cooler.

Aston Martin Vantage GT4

Aston Martin Racing has built and sold more than 80 Vantage GT4s to customers around the world in the last two years and it has become the most successful car in its class. In 2010, it won the European GT4 Cup as well as the GT4 class at the Dubai 24 Hours, the Nürburgring 24 Hours and the Spa 24 hours. The car 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 the European GT4 Cup and all other series with a GT4 class.




13 comments:

Aston Martin Vantage has a simple and elegant exterior. The car doesn’t look very much of a sport car. The car has a great aerodynamics and high-performance engine.

It looks so aggressive on its front design, especially on its grill and with its air intake. Moreover, I also find it very decent on its body paint! However, I really wonder if what will be its interior look like?

I love the design of its front grille and even on hood, which only gives more aggressive and lovely looks on it. I also have to agree that it already looks great on its body paint.

It seems not an Aston Martin vehicle; this one is so different from their other vehicle, which is quite refreshing. I also noticed that its front bumper is really oozing with angst and looking very attractive on it.

It looks so impressive on its sporty but hygienic appearance, but I’m not so fond with its wheels though it suited on its looks. Anyway, what’s the figure performance of this car? And what will be the interior of this looks like?

So, what’s the difference on other cars? Are there any special features discussed here that I missed out?

This is the V8 Vantage they should have begun with in the first place.

I’m a gray car person myself, or metallic black on an Aston Martin. But I have to say that blue looks so good.

I see that there is a new spoiler out back but NO rear wing!
Are rear wings not allowed in GT4 because I have yet to hear a driver complain about too much downforce?

the height of the car is lower than the previous vantage. also some of the minor details are re- designed, like the lower grille and grille linnings.

Aston Martin is also offering as a first the option of a race-developed Bosch ABS and traction control system that has been specifically calibrated by Bosch Motorsport for the Vantage GT4.

upon seeing the car..i would rather choose the Italia compare to this one..

upon seeing the car..i rather choose the Italia compare to this one..

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