Scuderia, Stradale and Superleggera watch out! There is a new competitor in the super tuned sports car marketplace: the new Aston Martin LMV/R which stands for Le Mans Vantage Racer. The special edition factory hot rod is limited to only 30 units, the new LMV/R will be built by custom order at a specialty shop in Florida and then shipped back to the customer’s dealership of choice. The Le Mans inspired Vantage will be priced at $194,000 plus the cost of the Aston Martin.

Aston Martin LMV/R by Elite
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So, how is it that an Aston Martin LMV/R comes to life? Start off with a stock Vantage, then add a set of matte black 20 inch wheels, lowering springs, new front bumper with mesh screens and carbon fiber canards, a carbon fiber front splitter, hood, wide front fenders, side skirts, wide body panels for the rear quarters, trunk lid with visible carbon rear wing, rear bumper with integrated carbon fiber diffuser and finished off with a pair of matte black stripes. Then prepare to get greasy by changing out the stock pieces for a big brake kit, sport exhaust complete with high flow cats and tuned headers. Afterwards they dress up the engine bay with a few carbon fiber accessories followed by an ECU upgrade. The interior is then fully recovered in Alcantara, dressed up with a carbon fiber interior kit and a numbered plaque to authenticate the LMV/R.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Final concept images have just been released for the 2010 Aston Martin LMV/R (Le Mans Vantage Racer). Only 30 of these race cars for the street will be produced for the world. Following in the footsteps of the Ferrari Scuderia and Stradale and Lamborghini Superleggera, the Elite LMV/R is lighter than the factory Vantage due to most of the body panels being made from carbon fiber and it is more powerful as well. The Scuderia, Stradale and Superleggera were built for the purists who wanted a race car for the street, a more nimble version of the production street car that they were built from. These cars aren’t for everybody due to their harsher ride and loud exhaust systems. This is the company that the LMV/R will now be amongst but even more rare and special. The Superleggera’s US production was 172 cars, the Ferrari Stradale seen 1,288 examples built and the Scuderia production is supposed to top out at about 1,500 cars. Compare these production numbers to the 30 LMV/R’s that will be built and you can see how special and rare the LMV/R will truly be. To take a Vantage and turn it into an LMV/R, many components are used. Here is a list of what comes standard on the LMV/R;

Aston Martin LMV/R by Elite
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  • Carbon fiber body kit consisting of: front bumper with screens, visible carbon canards, visible carbon front splitter, hood, fenders (2” wider), side skirts, side skirt panels, rear quarter panel extensions (2” wider), trunk lid with visible carbon rear wing, rear bumper with visible carbon diffuser
    • Matte black 20” wheels and tires for wide body kit
    • Lowering springs
    • Big Brake kit
    • Sport muffler with tips
    • Sport cats
    • Sport headers
    • Carbon fiber engine bay kit
    • ECU upgrade
    • Full Alcantara interior
    • Carbon fiber interior kit
    • Serial numbered plaque (only 30 cars will be produced)
    • LMV/R matte black stripes
    • Installation and full repaint

    All LMV/R’s will be assembled in Florida and sent to and from the dealership that sold the car within the US. All LMV/R’s will be based on 2010 Vantage’s and will be very unique. The customer will order a brand new Vantage in any color offered by Aston Martin with any options. The Vantage is then picked up and sent to Florida where the work will be performed. The exterior can be painted the factory color or a custom color at an additional charge. The interior can be assembled in any color of the customers choosing since all the surfaces will be covered in new Alcantara.
    Elite is currently seeking an Aston Martin dealer in the US to be the exclusive dealer for these 30 cars. The package price is estimated at $194,000 plus the cost of the Vantage.

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Naterade22  (238) posted on 08.1.2009

pretty sweet for a sweet car

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