Aston Martin just unveiled a brand new Vantage, and it didn't take very long before its racing counterpart emerged.    

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The Aston Martin Racing Vantage GTE is an endurace racecar based off the new 2019 Vantage coupe.     

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In order to enter the GTE class of endurance racing, a racecar must be based off a production model.     

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Like its road-legal sibling, the Vantage GTE gets its power from a 4.0-liter Mercedes-Benz V8.     

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Aston claims the GTE makes in excess of 536 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, which is more than the standard Vantage.

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Instead of an eight-speed automatic, the Vantage GTE relies on a six-speed sequential racing gearbox and an Alcon multiplate clutch.   

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As it is a race car, the inside is built with the driver, safety and not much else in mind.     

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Out back, a radar system helps keep the driver from contacting faster traffic as it whizzes by.    

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The new Vantage GTE will be ready for the beginning of the 2018 season.    

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It will compete in both the GTE Am (amateur) and GTE Pro (professional) classes.    

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