Earlier this week in Dubai, Aston Martin Racing unveiled its new 2009 specification Vantage GT4 based on the new 4.7L V8 Vantage. Building off of its predecessor, the 4.3L Vantage N24, the new Vantage GT4 has larger capacity engine that offers more torque throughout the rev range. The suspension has also been upgraded to enhance handling with stopping power coming from large front brake discs with revised cooling.
The 4.7L V8 is mated to a 6-speed manual or sportshift transmission with paddle controls. The Vantage GT4 is 300kg lighter than the standard V8 Vantage with a range of weight reduction measures. Also carried over from the standard V8 Vantage are the dynamic stability control, traction control, ABS and electronic brake-force distribution
Pricing starts at £96,645 with deliveries to begin in January 2009. The new 2009 Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4 is built to FIA GT4 regulations. Aston Martin Racing is now the only manufacturer to produce cars in each of the GT classes: GT1, GT2, GT3 and GT4.