Aston Martin car maker has unveiled preliminary information details and photo new car sport series of Vantage GT4 for 2011. The 2011 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 has new V8 engined racing Vantage GT4 takes design inspiration from Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage road car, giving it enhanced aerodynamics and increased downforce. It also has a remapped 4.7 litre engine offering increased levels of power and torque.
In 2010, it won the European GT4 Cup as well as the GT4 class at the Dubai 24 Hours, the Nürburgring 24 Hours and the Spa 24 hours. The car also has its own one-make series, the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of Great Britain, which was won in its inaugural year by Chris and Ant Scragg. The new Vantage GT4 will be eligible for this Challenge, as well as the European GT4 Cup and all other series with a GT4 class.
The Gaydon firm has made revisions to the 2011 model, incorporating lessons learned from the roadgoing V12 Vantage, including better aerodynamics and greater downforce, as well as a new option that includes racing-tuned ABS and a new traction control system developed by Bosch. No specific numbers were released, but Aston Martin says that it has reworked the GT4’s 4.7-liter V8, as well, providing improved horsepower and torque numbers.
Enhanced aerodynamics and increased levels of downforce were also achieved and for the first time, the automaker allows customers to choose a race-developed Bosch ABS and traction control system for their 2011 Aston Martin Vantage GT4. The 2011 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 will be eligible to compete in the European GT4 Cup and all other series with a GT4 class, and as far as pricing, no details have been specified yet.
At the front car the Aston Martin Vantage GT4’s new splitter increases downforce as well as channelling cooling air to the brakes and radiator. At the rear, the car gains the V12’s larger boot ‘flip’. This works together with a new carbon fibre diffuser and rear underfloor, which create an area of low pressure under the rear of the car, to increase downforce.