Those who love picking on the British at Aston Martin for making lots of different models that look identical overall will love this.
The famous James Bond brand just started testing yet another “new car” that is more than familiar only this time it’s less of a target as it’s a racer.
A rather stunning looking thing, even with all the racing parafanelia on top of it, the 2012 Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 has more than presence.
Built especially to compete in events under the belt of the FIA GT3 championships, the Blancpain Endurance Series and the VLN Nürburgring series this Aston Martin can really shift.
Dropping a considerable amount of weight from an already light vehicle, the 6.0 liter V12 engine under its bonnet pushes out enough power for a heavy truck.
600 horsepower and 516 lb-ft is the grand total for the Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 and it makes you wonder why on Earth would they still be running the DBRS9 when this is so fast.
A completely revised suspension system was fitted, together with a sequential gearbox and a refreshed aerodynamic kit that’s designed with downforce in mind only.
Behind the wheel of the monstrous “baby aston” factory driver Darren Turner went through more than 600 miles at racing pace and the British car didn’t seem to be phased at all by the stress of testing.
Nothing but good news it would seem and judging by Turner’s very enthusiastic feedback and the endurance to performance ratio the British are more than pleased with the situation.