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2019 Aston Martin Vantage GT3: V12 out, AMG V8 in

The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 is based on the second generation model, and dumps the old car’s V12 engine for a 4L twin-turbo V8 from AMG.

Although sourced from Mercedes-AMG, the engine has been reworked and retuned by Aston Martin. In the Vantage GT3, the engine has been tuned for 399kW (535hp) and 700Nm (516 lb-ft), and is fitted with a Xtrac 6-speed sequential transmission.

In the standard, non racing Vantage, the 4L V8 makes 375kW (503hp) and 685Nm (505 lb-ft), and is fitted with an 8-speed auto.

The Vantage GT3 weighs 1,245kg (2,745 lb), has an Alcon motorsport multi-plate clutch, Öhlins four-way adjustable dampers, Alcon brakes, and Bosch Motorsport ABS.

Although the new Vantage GT3 made its debut at the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hour, it will remain under development until it is homologated on March 1, 2019.