Aston Martin has revised its successful GT4 racer for 2011, a car that now draws some styling and aerodynamic inspiration from the firm’s road-going V12 Vantage road car.
The Aston Martin Vantage GT4, closely related to the V8 road car, is powered by a 4.7-litre V8 engine that’s been remapped for 2011 to offer increased levels of power and torque, although exact figures haven’t been released by Aston.
Despite its V8 Vantage bodywork and aluminium chassis, the racer now benefits from aerodynamic and downforce improvements inspired by the V12 road car. It gets the V12’s larger boot ‘flip’ that works together with a new carbonfibre diffuser (also from the V12 Vantage) and rear underfloor to increase downforce.
The new underfloor also channels increased levels of air to the transmission oil cooler.
Design wise, it also gets the V12 Vantage’s front bumper and splitter, rear bumper and clear rear lights.
Other new-for-2011 features include an optional Bosch ABS and traction control system to boost performance in both wet and dry conditions.
The Aston Vantage GT4 has scooped GT4 class honours in 24 hour races at the Nurburgring, Dubai and Spa, as well as competing in its own one-make series.