Aston Martin Vantage GT8 has looks to kill and noise to thrill
It's no secret that the Aston Martin Vantage, is on its way out.
But before it leaves the building, it wants to make sure people don't forget it in a hurry.
So, as it sachets its way to the door, it's decided to add some extra go.
Meet the Vantage GT 8.
The limited edition race spec road car.
Let's guess the numbers bit first off.
It's 4.7 litre V8 pushes out 440 break horse power and 361 pound foot.
Naught to 62 takes 4.5 seconds and its top speed is 190 miles an hour if you have a runway long enough And testicles clad with steal literal or other wise.
but there is more here than just power.
The gt8 use carbon fibers and other weight savers to shed up to 100 kilo.
making it the lightest vantage ever.
So whats new?
A light weight battery optional carbon fiber roof and poly carbonate rear screen and rear side windows Standard carbon fiber buckets, with weight saving manual adjustments and carbon fiber door panels add to the fun.
Throw in a carbon fiber body and you've got yourself a party.
A really, really lightweight.
[UNKNOWN] The body itself has been sculpted not just to look good but also for aero.
It slices through the air as cleanly as possible which is why body is carbon fiber as are the front splitter and [UNKNOWN], the bumpers, [UNKNOWN] and diffuser.
In fact the only thing in the body that isn't a carbon fiber.
Well, that's the windows.
See that cutaway wheel arch?
That's what you get on the GTE endurance racer.
Which is pretty cool.
And if you want to go full race car you can drop the readies on the aeropack for an avid massive wing.
And extra edges on the front splitter.
The standard wheels are new 5-spokers.
However, if you want to go one step further, you can spec lightweight, 7-spoke center lock magnesium rims.
And to go with them, there are 3 halo colors to choose from.
There's China gray with [UNKNOWN] blue, there's Stratus white with [UNKNOWN] green, and the Stirling green.
Now the car's suspension and bumpers have been tuned to see the [UNKNOWN] hardcore nature and that's been overseen by works driver extraordinaire and development driver Darren Turner.
You maybe thinking that the GTA might be too hard for the road but Aston begs to differ You can have air comp, a 160 watt alpine audio system and a proper entertainment system and you don't have to have an auto.
You can get a six speed manual as well.
Now though it's time for the bad news.
There's only ever going to be 150 GT8 and they'll cost you at least 165 1,000 pounds more if you get all the options like this one.
And if you live in North America, well, I'm afraid you can't have one at all.
Sorry about that.
However, as some means of consolation, this is what its titanium exhaust sounds like.
You know what?
And the way to go This one ain't bad.
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