The Aston Martin Vantage GT4 has only been racing for two years, but the British maker has already prepared an updated model for the 2011 season. The revised Vantage GT4 is said to be inspired from the firm’s V12 Vantage road car, giving it enhanced aerodynamics and increased downforce, while it also features a number of other improvements.
Aston Martin has revised its Vantage GT4 for the upcoming season. Changes to the new car include better aerodynamics for improved downforce, a race-tuned ABS and new traction control system, the latter being developed by Bosch. With improved horsepower and torque figures from the 4.7 litre V8, Gaydon engineers believe that the new Vantage GT4 will bring laurels to Aston Martin in the 2011 season as it has been doing in the past.
Engine and aero upgrades are joined by a race-developed Bosch ABS and traction control system. Aston Martin explained: “This system has been specifically optimised by Bosch Motorsport for the Vantage GT4 to provide race-enhanced performance in both wet and dry conditions.” Aston has also introduced a race-developed Bosch ABS and traction control system which has been specially developed by Bosch to provide decent performance in both wet and dry conditions. The Vantage GT4′s new splitter increases downforce at the front of the car, as well as channelling cooling air to the brakes and radiator. At the rear, the car gains the V12′s larger boot ‘flip’. This works together with a new carbon fibre diffuser and rear underfloor, which create an area of low pressure under the rear of the car, to increase downforce. The redesigned underfloor also channels more air through a new rear-mounted high capacity transmission oil cooler.
Aston Martin Racing has now built and sold over 80 Vantage GT4s since its launch and it has become the most successful car in its class, winning this year’s European GT4 Cup as well as the GT4 class at the Dubai 24 Hours, Spa 24 Hours and Nurburgring 24 Hours. The company said that along with its own one-make series, the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of Great Britain, the new Vantage GT4 will also be eligible for the European GT4 Cup and all other series with a GT4 class.