The just revealed Aston Martin Vantage GT8 is claimed to become the lightest and meanest V8 Vantage model yet. Underneath the hood the company’s 4.7-litre V8 has been returned to provide 328kW of power, which is 8kW more than the V8 Vantage GT. Torque output is unchanged at 490Nm. Drive goes to the rear wheels by way of a limited-slip differential, and both a six-speed manual or even a seven-speed Sportshift II automated transmission.
To go in conjunction with the extra power, fat continues to be diminished by close to 100 kilograms because of carbonfibre front seats, a lithium-ion battery, and carbonfibre door panels.
Visually, it will be hard to error the GT8 for lesser Vantages. Inspired from the V8 Vantage GTE race car or new car, the GT8 functions carbonfibre exterior physique do the job with unmistakably pumped up fenders, including cutaways to the front fender.
Other exterior goods made from carbonfibre involve the front splitter, side sills, rear diffuser, and the two the front and rear bumpers. An optional aero package deal (pictured here) adds corner elements for the front splitter along with a large rear wing.
Goods about the selections list include polycarbonate rear windows, a carbonfibre roof and tailgate, titanium exhaust, and a three ‘hero’ paint packages (grey and blue; white; or green and lime).
With all the lightweight possibilities fitted, the GT8 tips the scales at 1510 kilograms. Aston Martin expects that the GT8 will likely be capable to complete the 0-60mph (0-97km/h) dash in 4.4 seconds and have a leading velocity of 306km/h. The V8 Vantage GT demands 4.6 seconds to hit 60mph.
The GT8 rides on 19-inch forged alloy wheels or optional centre-locking magnesium rims. All wheel possibilities are coupled with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber. Stopping power comes complimentary of the ventilated and grooved Brembo braking package with 380mm discs and six-piston callipers up front, and 330mm discs and four-piston callipers with the rear.
In spite of the car’s focus on effectiveness, the GT8 comes standard with a / c, a 160W audio technique, and the company’ AMi III infotainment technique.
Production in the GT8 is going to be limited to just 150 units, and can be offered in all major markets except North America.