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NZ Autocar - - Fyi -

the NVH gub­bins have gone – and added aero smarts. Util­is­ing light­weight ma­te­ri­als (car­bon fi­bre body pan­els, mag­ne­sium wheels, acrylic plas­tic win­dows, lithi­u­mion bat­tery), the GT8 weighs roughly 100kg less than the stan­dard Van­tage V8. Some aero­dy­namic changes de­vel­oped for the GTE race se­ries make their way into the GT8, in­clud­ing a large front split­ter and rear wing.

De­sign chief, Marek Re­ich­man, said there were also aero­dy­namic im­prove­ments via the body sur­fac­ing. The GT8 will be avail­able with some con­trast­ing ‘halo’ colours, though num­bers of these (e.g. Rac­ing Green and Lime Green) will also be lim­ited. Most tend to opt for wild colours any­way. There are lots of car­bon fi­bre op­tions avail­able as well, from badges to valances, grilles to roof.

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