So radical and so extreme was none before: The new Aston Martin Vantage GT12 is the strongest and most uncompromising Vantage of all time and is a direct derivation from the GT3 race car even more power from a V12 engine and significantly less weight contribute. road for pure driving pleasure. But to enjoy a few car enthusiasts will come: The 2015 Aston Martin Vantage GT12 is limited to only 100 pieces worldwide.
|2015 Aston Martin Vantage GT12|
Originally, the new Street Racer on the basis of race cars, the GT3 racing class should be named Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3. But Porsche claims the abbreviation “GT3” for street-legal vehicles as a trademark for himself and forbade the use of Aston Martin. To go a protracted legal dispute out of the way, the new sports car in Aston Martin Vantage GT12 was renamed and it refers to the V12 engine. Also, the Aston Martin race cars will in future bear the name “GT12”.
For the propulsion of the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 a twelve-cylinder engine with 6.0 liters of displacement, the whopping 600 hp and 625 Nm maximum torque at 5,500 rev / min ensures generated. This power meets on a vehicle, the weight is 100 kg below the Aston Martin V12 Vantage. Consequence: only 1565 kg curb weight for the new sports car. Thus equipped, to accelerate the Vantage GT12 in just 3.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h, and achieve a top speed of 297 km / h. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a 7-speed sports automatic shift circuit.
Both inside and has the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 technical features that come directly from racing. These include numerous carbon trim inside and a racetrack optimized aerodynamics package. The latter includes a large rear wing and a distinctive front splitter, which provide a much higher output and thereby provide an improved grip level and stability at high speeds.
For this is the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 deeper and wider on the road than any of his siblings. Front and rear track was widened, leading to reduced lateral loads and thus to a more stable handling in bends. The 9.5 x 19 inch, black satin aluminum wheels on the front axle equipped Aston Martin with 265er tires. Rear enter counterparts in 11.5 x 19 inches with 325er – rubber used.
For the delay ventilated if necessary carbon-ceramic brake discs provide with a diameter of 389 mm and 6-piston calipers Brembo front of the house. Rear sets Aston Martin on 360-millimeter discs and 4-piston calipers.
The British made a commitment to save as much weight. The measures include, for example, standard front wing, hood and door trims in carbon, a lithium-ion battery from racing and optionally a carbon roof and weight-reduced rear and rear side windows made of polycarbonate. The massive rear diffuser is also made of carbon fiber.
Other highlights are the black headlamp bezel and LED tail lights in clear glass with black trim. The interior also fall on the new center console in carbon, the sensitive control panel and inspired by motor racing carbon sport seats with Alcantara upholstery.
Under the body contain numerous customized upgrades in addition to the V12 engine. To pass the intake manifold – as did the lightweight torsion – Magnesium and have a new geometry. The exhaust system with central tailpipes made entirely of titanium.
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