Aspeed V12 Vantage GT3 testing at Sazuka

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

After receiving their Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 little over two weeks ago, Aspeed Racing have now completed their first test with the new car at Sazuka in preparation for its competitive debut at Fuji for the second round of the Japanese Super GT Championship. Hiroki Yoshimoto & Kazuki Hoshino were on hand to sample their new machine with both drivers very positive about the handling and performance of their new racer.

The Vantage GT3 features a modified version of Aston Martin’s production 6.0 litre V12 engine found in the marque’s highly acclaimed sports cars. The dry-sumped engine is expected to produce 600 bhp with 700 Nm of torque and its position has been optimised further to improve weight balance. A carbon fibre propshaft mates the engine to a Xtrac 6 speed sequential transmission with semi-automatic paddle shift gear change.

The SuperGT season resumes May 3rd at Fuji.
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