AMRs new GT3 race platform is unofficially born

Thursday, October 12, 2023


As you will have seen over the course of today, the new evolutionary model of the Aston Martin Racing GT3 race car has finally been seen ‘in the flesh’ for the first time after an open test at Silverstone yesterday.

Having been well over a year in the making since the developmental test programme first became apparent towards the end of the 2022 season, images of what we believe to be the new Vantage GT3 has finally been released (not by those at AMR it must be said) despite the factory having continued to deny the public existence of such a beast as late as only a couple of weeks ago.

The presence within the UK this week of two Aston Martin Racing powered team owners/managers also suggested that something was afoot this week as you wouldn’t normally expect the likes of Tomonobu Fujii and Douglas Khoo to fly over from the Far East unless it was for something worthwhile!

The confirmation of the aesthetical outlines of this new race car certainly looks menacing although much of the development work remains out of sight for now under the revised lines of the bodywork with the new flares around each corner and a beefier looking wing the most obvious changes. We have always known that the existing Vantage GT3 is a fast car if the series simply allowed it to race through the good old matter of BoP again so we have no doubt that this ‘evo’ will be just the same.

Additionally, it is not a secret that the present car struggles with the present control tyre from Pirelli, so it is interesting again that this test was conducted using the official suppliers for the SRO family of series rather than the Michelins/Goodyears of the ACO family of series.

Whilst this moment should always be rejoiced at the visual confirmation that the AMR GT3 platform continues into another homologation rule set period with the impending release of the revised road car by Aston Martin Lagonda, it’s just that today has all been just a little bit underwhelming – again! That we find disappointing.

The proof in the pudding will obviously come about as and when the first Partner or Customer team take delivery of such a beast and see just how it compares to those from its racetracks advisories next season. 

The future looks bright across the Hypercar and GT race scene – let’s just shout about it a little bit more can we?

  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Technorati
  • Facebook
  • TwitThis
  • MySpace
  • LinkedIn
  • Live
  • Google
  • Reddit
  • Sphinn
  • Propeller
  • Slashdot
  • Netvibes