V12 Vantage GT3 Heads Down Under

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Australian race team, VIP Pet Foods, will soon be taking delivery of an Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3, which it will race in the highly competitive Australian GT Championship.

The team which has previously run an Aston Martin DBRS9 will debut their new car in the GT Championship support event at Bathurst February 8 - 10 2013. They will then begin their Australian GT Championship campaign at the Adelaide Street Circuit on the 1-4 March.

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..The GT3 racer also benefits from Aston Martin’s V/H architecture philosophy, the modular chassis uses aerospace bonding techniques to create a light and immensely stiff aluminium and composite structure which not only aids handling on Aston Martin’s road cars but is also an ideal base for competitive race cars.
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