Aston Martin has created the lightest and most powerful V8 Vantage ever in the new Astom Martin V8 Vantage GT8.The new track beast gets its power from a 4.7-liter V8, cranking out 439 horsepower. Thanks in part to Aston’s CEO Andy Palmer, who has vowed to keep a self-shift option in all the brand’s vehicles, the GT8 gets a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automated manual.A wide body aerodynamics kit has been applied to the GT8 based on the Vantage GTE race car. Carbon fiber makes up all of the revised components, which include a new front splitter, bumpers, fenders, side sills and rear diffuser. A cutaway front wheel arch mimics the race car and stands out on this street machine, while the large rear wing and additional corner elements on the front splitterare both add-ons that come with the optional aero pack.SEE ALSO: Aston Martin V12 Vantage S to Come With 7-Speed Manual, Purists Rejoice
Five-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in Micheline Pilot Sport Cup 2 ties provide traction to the GT8, which is available with three different color schemes: China grey and blue, stratus white and green or Stirling green and lime.
Just 150 examples of the Vantage GT8 will be created, with pricing beginning at £165,000 ($233,880). Deliveries will begin the the fourth quarter of this year.