The first Aston Martin Vantage GT12 was seen at the Daytona Seven Wonders Launch. This is the 2nd (and last) GT12 destined for South Africa.
The GT12 is a super lightweight and extreme special edition limited to 100 cars. With a motorsport-derived chassis, aerodynamics and handling, the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 bridges the gap between road and race track driving in stunning fashion.
The track-inspired Vantage GT12 has a 6.0-litre V12 engine which is capable of generating up to 600 PS1, the car weighs in at 100kg less than a standard V12 Vantage S.
The GT12 combines all of Aston Martin’s learning from its years of sports car competition around the globe to produce its most performance focused road-going Vantage.
Comprehensively re-engineered, as well as significantly restyled, the GT3-inspired special edition is lower and wider than any of its siblings in the Vantage family. It brings even more composed cornering thanks to a reduction in lateral load transfer.
The new carbon fibre front wings, carbon fibre bonnet, carbon-fibre door casings, optional carbon fibre roof, optional weight-saving polycarbonate rear window and rear quarter windows make the GT3-derived Vantage much lighter and smarter.The GT12 only weighs 1,565 kgs.
A lot of engineering upgrades has happened, such as the new 600ps V12 roaring engine with a magnesium inlet together with revised geometry, a lightweight magnesium torque tube and a full titanium exhaust system with centre outlets.
Aston Martin gave the beastly GT12 makeover. The interior got a full carbon fibre centre stack and touch-sensitive control array, race-derived carbon fibre sports seats, Alcantara trim and the option of numerous bespoke features.
“Motorsport is in our blood at Aston Martin. The Vantage is the car we campaign in top level sports car racing around the world and so it seems only fitting that we offer an exclusive, limited edition Vantage that expertly fuses our motorsport know-how with our road car prowess.”~Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer
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