By Justin Bell
In my transition from full-time racer to TV host, one of my most enjoyable gigs is the Le Mans 24 Hour race in France. During this epic race, my secret pleasure is in supporting the Aston Martin race team as they do battle with the established racing giants. I was very excited to see the Vantage GT launched here in the US. It’s a great street representation of the Vantage GT4 racecar that can be seen across North America during the 2014 season. It has race inspired aerodynamics and styling across the bodywork, and the graphics packages are as cool as you want to make them. To help enthusiasts get into motorsports, check out the exciting news from Aston Martin.
Aston Martin Vantage GT Specs:
- Engine: 4.7L V-8
- 430 hp
- Torque: 361 foot-pounds
- 0–60: 4.6 seconds
- Top Speed: 190 mph
- Transmission: Six Speed Manual or Automatic
Inside it is a little more luxurious than the racing version, but there is a purposeful attitude nevertheless, with sports seats, black-magnesium paddle-shifts and carbon fiber all around you. The Vantage GT is a very sporty Grand Tourer to push hard. It has a tremendously responsive mid-mounted 4.7-liter dry sump V-8 with a cracking exhaust to match. Engineers worked diligently to calibrate the sports suspension and steering, as from corner entry to exit the chassis feels planted. You may not be an Aston Martin factory race driver, but in the Vantage GT, you will feel like one. If you would like to experience one for yourself, check out our inventory of Aston Martin models and stay with us for all your AMR updates.
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