If nothing else, you can make yourself a nice computer wallpaper that sports the GT8

Just last April we learned that Aston Martin was planning a race-focused version of the V8 Vantage, and just a few days after that we saw the prototype tearing up the Nürburgring. Aston Martin wasted little time and debuted the Aston Martin Vantage GT8 – a car that follows in the footsteps of the GT12 – for the whole world to see just days later. Of course, the GT8 is a limited-edition model and will only be produced in 150 examples, but that doesn’t mean you can’t design your own right now.

Aston Martin has finally opened the floodgates to its Vantage GT8 online configurator. It allows you to customize the exterior finish, accenting, add or remove an aerodynamics package, choose from several halo paint jobs, and choose between a number of different wheels, among other things. With the way limited-edition models get snatched up these days, chances are all 150 models could already be spoken for, but at least you can still get a cool desktop background of a GT8 designed with your own personal touches, right?

Don’t forget that the GT8 isn’t all for the track. The car is built with all the track-related goodies one could ask for, but it also retains the car’s best comforts, including the air conditioning, Ami III infotainment system, and even the air conditioning. It’s not likely you’ll ever get to drive your own GT8, but in case you’re thinking about trying to get your hands on one, it comes with a 446-horsepower V-8 under the hood with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic strapped to the back of it.

With that said, I took the time to design my own GT8, so keep on reading to see what learn more about how I configured mine.

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You Can Now Configure Your Own Aston Martin GT8 Online
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To start off, I couldn’t help but to add on the aerodynamics package, and make the low valances, rear deck lid, mirror caps, front grille, and roof exposed carbon fiber. I chose Cinnabar Orange as my primary body color with blue accents to offset things a bit. I went with the center-locking, seven-spoke wheels in Satin Black, which are wrapped in Michelin tires. My tailpipes are slash cut, center mounted, and finished in black textured titanium, and the spoiler is made from machined carbon fiber. To tie the package together, I removed the Vantage GT8 emblem on the rear deck lid and painted the calipers in bright red. Not a bad configuration, right? Well, now it’s your turn. Check out the configurator here and post a screenshot of your design in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8

2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8
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Read our full review on the 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 here.

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