Utilising the same 4.0-litre twin turbocharged V8 as its soon to arrive road going sibling, the GTE will be the brand’s first racing model to feature AMG power.
The road car is predicted to have 500bhp, but the racer’s output may differ due to technical regulations that enforce the balancing of performance between rival models.
Aston Martin is yet to comment on its future racing model, but it’s likely to replace the outgoing Vantage as the factory’s competition machine of choice, after five years in service.
Both the racing and road versions of the new Vantage are due to be launched later this year. The Vantage road car will also eventually be made available with Aston Martin’s new turbocharged V12 engine, produced in house and first featured in the DB11.