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Duell 01-05-2008 12:13 PM

Aston Martin Vantage GT2
 
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Aston Martin Racing has revealed the first impressions of its new GT2 racing car.

Known as the Vantage GT2, the new car is based on the V8 engined Aston Martin Vantage road car. The new car will mean Aston Martin is the only manufacturer to offer cars in every GT racing category: GT1 – DBR9; GT2 – Vantage GT2; GT3 – DBRS9; GT4 – Vantage N24.

For the first time, Aston Martin Racing is designing this car to run on either standard race fuel or E85 bio-ethanol (where regulations allow). In 2007, Aston Martin Racing successfully converted a standard DBRS9 to run on E85.

Robin Brundle, Aston Martin Racing’s new managing director, said: “The new Vantage GT2 completes our product portfolio for 2008 with competitive cars now available in every category. Thanks to our experience with the DBRS9, we have been able to develop a bio-ethanol fuelled version, which will be eligible to compete in an increasing number of series now accommodating this greener fuel, including the American Le Mans Series.”

Aston Martin chairman, David Richards, will be announcing Aston Martin Racing’s 2008 plans at the Autosport International show on Thursday 10 January at 10.45 am.

faksta 01-05-2008 12:16 PM

[QUOTE=Duell;774350]Aston Martin is the only manufacturer to offer cars in every GT racing category[/QUOTE]

A bit strange, isn't it?

NSXType-R 01-05-2008 12:28 PM

[QUOTE=faksta;774352]A bit strange, isn't it?[/QUOTE]

What's wrong with that?

Didn't Porsche used to compete in many GT racing categories?

Ferrer 01-05-2008 01:19 PM

[QUOTE=NSXType-R;774356]What's wrong with that?

Didn't Porsche used to compete in many GT racing categories?[/QUOTE]
In the 60's they even tried converting the 911 into a touring car.

faksta 01-05-2008 01:36 PM

[QUOTE=NSXType-R;774356]What's wrong with that?

Didn't Porsche used to compete in many GT racing categories?[/QUOTE]

Porsche is one thing, and Aston Martin is another. They never entered competitions such widely - that's what I meant.

NSXType-R 01-05-2008 01:58 PM

[QUOTE=Ferrer;774362]In the 60's they even tried converting the 911 into a touring car.[/QUOTE]

I would like to see that happen. With so many variants of the 911, it's probably possible.

[QUOTE=faksta;774366]Porsche is one thing, and Aston Martin is another. They never entered competitions such widely - that's what I meant.[/QUOTE]

Gotcha.

Ferrer 01-05-2008 02:15 PM

[QUOTE=NSXType-R;774368]I would like to see that happen. With so many variants of the 911, it's probably possible.[/QUOTE]
It did actually happen for a year. Then the FISA realized the loophole in the rules and banned it.

Turbo.Jenkens 01-05-2008 06:28 PM

Looks like Aston Martin and Corvette may face off again in the ALMS, only this time with strong and well established Porsche and Ferrari programs to contend with as well. Damn March seems so far away!

Ferrer 01-06-2008 03:43 AM

[QUOTE=Turbo.Jenkens;774396]Looks like Aston Martin and Corvette may face off again in the ALMS, only this time with strong and well established Porsche and Ferrari programs to contend with as well. Damn March seems so far away![/QUOTE]
Has the Corvette been homologated in GT2 or something?

Wouter Melissen 01-06-2008 03:47 AM

[QUOTE=Ferrer;774457]Has the Corvette been homologated in GT2 or something?[/QUOTE]

Riley is building a GT2 Corvette.

Brix 01-07-2008 05:18 AM

Markland Racing (danish) raced a Corvette in the Gt2 in LMS!
The danish team build and developed it by them self, and actualy got a good speed in it at the end of the season!.
To bad that Riley probaly is going to take the honor of making the "first" GT2 Corvette.
I wish that Markland got the same budget as Riley, so they could kick there ass'es!


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