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Elite is making 30 limited-edition LMV/Rs based on the V8 Vantage

US firm Elite has launched 30 limited-edition Aston Martin Le Mans Vantage Racers (LMV/R).

Based on the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the LMV/R is inspired by the Ferrari 430 Scuderia and Lamborghini Superleggera. It is significantly lighter than the Vantage that leaves the factory, thanks to Elite’s extensive use of carbonfibre bodywork.

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Elite has also added an Alcantara interior with carbonfibre-panelling trim, 20-inch alloy wheels and a new rear wing and diffuser.

Other upgrades include a new aerodynamic kit, a sports exhaust system, lowered springs and stronger brakes.

Elite is currently looking for Aston Martin dealers to distribute its $173,000 (£100,000) package. This price doesn't include the Aston Martin Vantage base car, however.

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