New Aston Martin Vantage launches alongside Vantage GT3 and AMR24

By CARSIFU | 13 February 2024


LONDON: Aston Martin is rolling out three cars on the same day. They are the AMR24 Formula 1 challenger, the refreshed Vantage road car and Vantage GT3 track car.

Aston Martin said the refreshed Vantage is its most driver focused and fastest Vantage to date.

Having been introduced in the year of the first World Championship Formula One race at Silverstone in 1950, the 74-year history of Vantage runs side-by-side with that of the famous circuit that Aston Martin’s team now calls home at the cutting-edge AMR Technology Campus.

The Vantage and AMR24 sit alongside the marque’s challenger for the 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship. Both cars represent Aston Martin’s ambition to be a leader in high-performance technologies and on track, with the Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team seeking to build on its best-ever season in 2023, claiming nine podiums and 280 Championship points under drivers Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll.

Between these two weapons of road and track sits the Vantage GT3 racer, inspired by the production sports car, and will take part in some of the world’s top endurance events including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2024.


Vantage

Aston Martin launches the new Vantage, its fastest and most driver-focused model yet, embodying 74 years of the iconic nameplate's history.

Equipped with a hand-built 4.0 twin-turbo V8 engine supplied by Mercedes-AMG, it makes 656hp and 800Nm of torque, an increase of 128hp and 115Nm over the prior engine.

This level of performance enables it to achieve a top speed of 325kph and accelerates from 0 to 100kph in 3.5 seconds.

The chassis features bonded aluminum construction and advanced adaptive dampers for agility.

Externally, the Vantage showcases a redesigned front-end with a larger grille aperture for improved cooling.

Inside, it offers an ultra-luxury interior with advanced connected technology and an optional Bowers & Wilkins audio system.

Production begins in Q1 2024, with deliveries starting in Q2 2024.

The new Vantage follows Aston Martin's successful introduction of the DB12 Coupe and Volante last year, reinforcing the brand's position in the ultra-luxury, performance sports car market.

The new Vantage reflects Aston Martin's dynamic period, with notable achievements in Formula One and international GT racing, further solidifying its legacy as a front-line challenger in motorsport.


Vantage GT3

Aston Martin launched the new Vantage GT3 alongside the international debut of the road car, signalling a closer connection between road and race programs.

The GT3 inherits the road car's intensified performance, sharper dynamics, and eye-catching style, marking a new chapter in Aston Martin's motorsport legacy.

Built around Aston Martin's bonded aluminum chassis and powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine, the GT3 features a comprehensive aerodynamic package, revised suspension, and advanced electronics. The engine is the same one in the Vantage but gets detuned to 500-600hp to meet FIA GT3 class regulations.

Besides complying with GT3 rules, it is also in line with the new LMGT3 category, making it a global competitor in top GT series like the FIA WEC, IMSA, and GT World Challenge.

The collaboration between Aston Martin Racing and Aston Martin Performance Technologies has led to significant enhancements, with a focus on drivability for both professional and amateur drivers.

The GT3's extensive development program, including a 30-hour test, confirms its super-fast yet forgiving performance.

With its striking design and widespread eligibility, the Vantage GT3 is poised to continue Aston Martin's tradition of GT racing success, competing in prestigious events like the Nürburgring 24 Hours and 24 Hours of Le Mans.


AMR24

AMR24, the first Aston Martin Formula One car to be built at the new AMR Technology Campus in Silverstone, makes its debut alongside new Vantage road car and Vantage GT3.

The AMR24, adorned in iconic racing green with Aramco branding, represents an evolution from its predecessor, aiming for regular points, podiums, and its first win in green.

Team Principal Mike Krack highlights improvements in every area, focusing on refinement and lessons learned from the previous season.

Technical director Dan Fallows describes the AMR24 as a strong evolution with significant changes to the chassis, front wing, and suspension, aimed at broadening the car's operating window.

Key design alterations include modifications to the front wing to manage front wheel wake efficiently and an overhaul of sidepods and bodywork to enhance airflow management.

The AMR24 will feature a push-rod suspension layout both front and rear, optimised for aerodynamic efficiency and accommodating Mercedes' latest power unit and gearbox.