Cre­ates Another

NZ Autocar - - Fyi -

As­ton Martin seems to be mak­ing a name for it­self cre­at­ing lim­ited edi­tion must-have be­spoke track cars, and the lat­est is the Van­tage GT8, a model in­spired by the GTE race car pro­gramme in which the com­pany com­petes. Only 150 ex­am­ples of the GT8 will be built, cost­ing from roughly $NZ500k each. Around twothirds of the al­lo­ca­tion is al­ready spo­ken for.

As the name in­di­cates, the lim­ited edi­tion GT8 is based on the V8 Van­tage, with its 4.7-litre en­gine, power in­creased by 7.5kW over the reg­u­lar Van­tage, giv­ing it 328kW in to­tal. The drive is trans­mit­ted to the rear wheels via a six-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion. Rather than add gobs of ex­tra power, AM has cut weight – lots of

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