On the back of confirmation that the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 had been renamed the GT12 on the back of criticisms from Porsche, the British marque has unveiled a new promo of the rebadged Aston Martin Vantage GT12. The clip focuses on the styling and aerodynamic upgrades of the car rather than its own track performance but some slow-moving clips from the racetrack have been included.
As a reminder, the newly named Aston Martin Vantage GT12 will be limited to just 100 units with each featuring the firm’s customary 5.9-litre V12 engine tuned to deliver 592 hp as well as 461 lb-ft of torque. By comparison, the already potent Aston Martin V12 Vantage S produces 565 hp and 457 lb-ft. Helping to achieve the power and torque gains are new inlet manifolds, a titanium exhaust system as well as tweaked geometry. Finally, the torque tube is now made of lightweight magnesium and the titanium exhaust alone saves 19 kg from the car.
Thanks to this engine, the Vantage GT12 will accelerate to 96 km/h from a standstill in a mere 3.5 seconds down from the 3.7 seconds needed by the V12 Vantage S. Due to the added downforce generating elements of the Vantage GT12 however and the higher drag, the top speed has dropped from 329 km/h (205 mph) to 297 km/h (185 mph). Tweaks to the seven-speed transmission have also been made.