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Old 10-02-2006, 03:46 AM
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Aston Martin Rally GT

Aston Martin Racing goes rallying

Independent rally teams will soon be able to compete in the world’s most exclusive rally car, the Aston Martin Rally GT. The new car has been developed by Aston Martin Racing, a partnership between Prodrive and Aston Martin.

The Rally GT is based on the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, but extensively re-engineered by Prodrive. The motorsport specialist has combined its experience of running the Aston Martin DBR9s in international sports car racing with more than 20 years of rallying experience, to create this new car. As part of its development programme, the Rally GT has already competed in three French Rally Championship events, coming second in the Series GT class on its debut at the Lyon to Charbonniers Rally.

As with the DBR9, the Rally GT uses a standard road car chassis which is fitted with a Prodrive-designed roll cage for safety and increased torsional rigidity. The engine is closely based on the all alloy road car 4.3 litre V8 unit but has been tuned to make it more flexible and responsive for the demands of rallying.

The suspension on the Rally GT carries over the road car’s wishbones, but has new competition Eibach springs and three-way adjustable EXE-TC dampers. The standard road car transmission is kept on the rally car, but this can be upgraded to a six-speed, close ratio dog engagement gearbox, developed specifically for the Rally GT.

A limited number of Rally GTs will be produced by Aston Martin Racing and the first cars will be available at the end of 2006.

Technical Specification

Engine

Type: All alloy V8 quad-cam
Capacity: 4300cc
Power: 420bhp (est)
Torque: 410Nm (est)
Exhaust: Competition exhaust

Transmission

Gearbox: 6 speed trans-axle with Limited Slip Differential
Ratios: Close ratio dog box (option)
Clutch: AP centre plate

Suspension

Front: 3 way adjustable dampers, Eibach springs
Rear: 3 way adjustable dampers, Eibach springs

Brakes

Front: Ventilated discs - 355mm
Rear: Ventilated discs - 330mm
Handbrake: Hydraulic

Wheels

Front: 18” x 8.5”
Rear: 18” x 9.5”

Dimensions

Front track: 1568mm
Rear track: 1562mm
Length: 4382mm
Wheelbase: 2600mm
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Old 10-02-2006, 06:51 AM
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This car will go rallying in the gravel? It will be constantly sideways.....
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Old 10-02-2006, 06:54 AM
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That is one sexy rally car! Image this in combination with Sebastian Loeb behind the wheel, can't be bad!
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hmmmm can't wait to see this baby do the Safari rally with the front bars and snorkel.
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Old 10-02-2006, 07:26 AM
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I hope they will lift it a bit for Safari Rally
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:59 AM
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I hope they will lift it a bit for Safari Rally
There isn't a Safari Rally anymore (in WRC) and I don't see anyone taking this car to gravel rallyes. The car was born from the idea of frenchman millionaire Frederic Dor, the man that also asked Prodrive to build the Ferrari 550 GTO for GT racing.
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:09 AM
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What's the point of using this car for Rallying?
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What's the point of using this car for Rallying?
It's used in the GT category, along with cars as the Porsche 911 GT3 (996) built by Oreca. I remind you that the most successful races in the past were rallyes, such as the Targa Florio and Mille Miglia, where cars like Bugattis, Ferraris, Maseratis and Porsches raced.

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Old 10-02-2006, 10:28 AM
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Most rallys (the WRC isn't the only rally series you know) are tarmac events.
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I don't really watch WRC, so I wouldn't really know. Thanks for enlightening me.

So then when the non tarmac comes wouldn't the Aston be at a great disadvantage?

Although you're right, the Porsches still rally and they have RWD, so I guess I answered my own question?
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it will fail terribly , trust me
it doesnt stand a chance
at least with that setup
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it will fail terribly , trust me
it doesnt stand a chance
at least with that setup

Article says:

"the Rally GT has already competed in three French Rally Championship events, coming second in the Series GT class on its debut at the Lyon to Charbonniers Rally"

Yeah, complete failure there.

Do you wish to add any more over-opinionated, under-informed comments, or are you done for the day?
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it will fail terribly , trust me
it doesnt stand a chance
at least with that setup
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