Aston says the GT3 is there to bridge the gap between road and track.

Read full details on the Aston Martin GT3 here.

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It'll be harder, faster and louder than any preceeding Vantage.

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It also has a giant wing.

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And a chin spoiler.

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It offers an aero load seven times that of a normal V12 Vantage S.

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Its 6.0-litre V12 has been worked on, so it's a touch more potent.

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The Vantage's interior has been fiddled with.

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There's carbon fibre...everywhere.

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Where there'd usually be vents in the bonnet, there's now a "swoop".

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Central locking wheel nuts. Sweet.

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More chin equals more downforce.

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This isn't for show...

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Say goodbye to the Vantage's ageing (still pretty, but old) centre stack.

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Leather door pulls. Old Skool.

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Power sits at 592bhp and torque tops out at 460lb ft.

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Performance figures aren't finalised, but apparently 0-60mph will take 3.5 seconds.

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That makes it the second fastest accelerating Aston Martin ever.

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Top speed? 185mph.

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Yes, that's a touch slower than the normal V12 Vantage S, but this'll be quicker around a circuit.

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That's not an exhuast tip cover. It's where the pipe stops.

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The GT3 can weigh up to 100kg less than the normal cars, if you spec the right options.

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Want one? Give Aston Martin £250,000 ($385,000 or AU$490,000) and wait until this autumn.

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