2011 Aston Martin Vantage GT4: official details, photos and specs

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 26, 2010

Aston Martin Racing revealed the 2011 model year of the already impressive Vantage GT4. As you can see from the photos, the new car is inspired by the Aston Martin V12 Vantage road car, and promises to offer better aerodynamics as well as increased downforce.

Furthermore, the car comes with a remapped 4.7 litre engine offering increased levels of power and torque.

Just like the current Vantage GT4 mode, which made its debut in 2009, the 2011 model is based on the V8 Vantage road car, which means that we will see the same key attributes such as the aluminium chassis, base engine and suspension design.

Moreover, the car will offer engine and aero upgrades, but for the first time, the customers can choose the race-developed Bosch ABS and traction control system. The new system has been developed and optimized by Bosch Motorsport in order to deliver race-enhanced performance in both wet and dry conditions.

The new splitter installed on the car increases the downforce at the front, and channels cooling air to the brakes and radiator. At the rear end, the car comes with a V12 larger boot ‘flip’, which works together with a new carbon fibre diffuser and rear underfloor.

The redesigned underfloor also channels more air through a new rear-mounted high capacity transmission oil cooler.

Press Release

ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE GT4 REVISED FOR 2011

Aston Martin Racing has launched a new Vantage GT4 for 2011. The new V8 engined racing car takes design inspiration from Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage road car, giving it enhanced aerodynamics and increased downforce. It also has a remapped 4.7 litre engine offering increased levels of power and torque.

As with the current 4.7 litre Vantage GT4, which made its race debut in 2009, the 2011 car is closely based on the V8 Vantage road car with key attributes being carried over including the aluminium chassis, base engine and suspension design. In addition to the engine and aero upgrades, competitors can, for the first time, choose a race-developed Bosch ABS and traction control system. This system has been specifically optimised by Bosch Motorsport for the Vantage GT4 to provide race-enhanced performance in both wet and dry conditions.

The Vantage GT4’s new splitter increases downforce at the front of the car, as well as channelling cooling air to the brakes and radiator. At the rear, the car gains the V12’s larger boot ‘flip’. This works together with a new carbon fibre diffuser and rear underfloor, which create an area of low pressure under the rear of the car, to increase downforce. The redesigned underfloor also channels more air through a new rear-mounted high capacity transmission oil cooler.

Aston Martin Racing has built and sold more than 80 Vantage GT4s to customers around the world in the last two years and it has become the most successful car in its class. In 2010, it won the European GT4 Cup as well as the GT4 class at the Dubai 24 Hours, the Nürburgring 24 Hours and the Spa 24 hours. The car also has its own one-make series, the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of Great Britain, which was won in its inaugural year by Chris and Ant Scragg. The new Vantage GT4 will be eligible for this Challenge, as well as the European GT4 Cup and all other series with a GT4 class.

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