Aston Martin Vantage GTE will beat competitors with looks alone
The Aston Martin Racing Vantage GTE is an endurace racecar based off the new 2019 Vantage coupe.
In order to enter the GTE class of endurance racing, a racecar must be based off a production model.
Like its road-legal sibling, the Vantage GTE gets its power from a 4.0-liter Mercedes-Benz V8.
Aston claims the GTE makes in excess of 536 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, which is more than the standard Vantage.
Instead of an eight-speed automatic, the Vantage GTE relies on a six-speed sequential racing gearbox and an Alcon multiplate clutch.
As it is a race car, the inside is built with the driver, safety and not much else in mind.
Out back, a radar system helps keep the driver from contacting faster traffic as it whizzes by.
The new Vantage GTE will be ready for the beginning of the 2018 season.
It will compete in both the GTE Am (amateur) and GTE Pro (professional) classes.
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