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Race to Le Mans in the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and GT4

You won't see them in action until next year, but they're still fun to look at.

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Aston Martin Vantage GT3
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Aston Martin pulled back the veil on the Vantage GT3 and GT4 racers ahead of the 24-hour race in France this coming weekend.    

Aston Martin Vantage GT3
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While the car it's based on, the Aston Martin Vantage GTE, will be racing at Le Mans this weekend, fans of the GT3 and GT4 will have to wait until March of next year to see it hustling through corners.

Aston Martin Vantage GT3
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The Vantage GT3 will enter a class that includes both amateurs and professionals.     

Aston Martin Vantage GT3
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Its dry weight is a svelte 2,744 pounds.   

Aston Martin Vantage GT3
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Its 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 produces 535 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.     

Aston Martin Vantage GT3
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It has a six-speed sequential transmission, Öhlins adjustable dampers and a steel roll cage.     

Aston Martin Vantage GT3
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It'll replace the V12 Vantage GT3 when it starts racing early next year.    

Aston Martin Vantage GT4
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The GT4, on the other hand, will be a car for amateur racers only.     

Aston Martin Vantage GT4
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It, too, is still in development and won't see the light of day until 2019.     

Aston Martin Vantage GT4
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While the two are based on the same road car, the GT4 class is a fair bit slower, as it gives amateurs the base skills necessary to start moving up.   

Aston Martin Vantage GT4
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Keep your eyes glued to the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend to catch the Vantage GTE in action in the GTE Pro class.    

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