Aston Martin Vantage GT8 is a Hardcore Track Machine

Aston Martin has created the lightest and most powerful V8 Vantage ever in the new Astom Martin V8 Vantage GT8.Aston-Martin-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.Aston-Martin-Vantage-GT8-5A 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.Aston-Martin-Vantage-GT8-7SEE 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.

Aston Martin Vantage GT8. April 2016 Photo: Drew Gibson

Aston Martin Vantage GT8. April 2016 Photo: Drew Gibson

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.

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