Aston Martin begins testing of the new V12 Vantage GT3 (w/ Video)

Aston Martin started testing its new V12 Vantage GT3 at the Brands Hatch in Kent earlier week. The testing, majority of which was conducted by factory driver Darren Turner , covered almost 621 miles kilometres in just two days.

“The car ran like clockwork throughout and we’ve managed really good mileage already,” Turner said. “The feeling of the V12 Vantage GT3 is a massive step forward from the DBRS9. Being based on the smaller Vantage it is more responsive and feels more nimble, giving the driver plenty of confidence to extract all the performance from the V12 engine while also being light on its tyres. It isn’t too physical to drive and I didn’t even break into a sweat during the test!”

Power for the Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 comes from a 6.0 liter V12 making 600-hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

“With the clean styling and the amazing sounding V12, it’s closer to the core values of Aston Martin’s road cars than any of the racing cars we’ve ever built,” Turner said. “I’m certain it’ll become a favourite among motorsport fans in no time at all.”

Aston says that the V12 Vantage GT3 will be eligible to run in all FIA GT3 and national GT3 championships; the Blancpain Endurance Series; VLN and the Nurburgring 24 Hour endurance race. The company will continue testing into the New Year and beyond.

Check out the vide and technical specs after the jump.

Technical Specifications – V12 Vantage GT3


Lightweight V12

Dry sump oil system

Power >600bhp

Torque >700Nm


Xtrac 6 speed sequential transmission with semi-auto gear change

Limited slip ramp/plate differential

Carbon fibre propshaft


Lightweight aluminium chassis

Steel roll cage to FIA safety standards

High speed pneumatic jack system


Double wishbone with uniball bearings

2-way adjustable dampers front and rear

Optimised geometry for lower race ride height


Hydraulic power assisted steering

Fuel system

110-litre fuel cell to FIA safety standards

Twin quick release couplings


6 pot front & 4 pot rear calipers with ventilated steel discs

Manually adjustable front/rear brake bias

Adjustable motorsport ABS and traction control

Wheels & Tyres

Front 12.5″ x 18″ 30/68-18

Rear 13″ x 18″ 31/71-18


Six-point safety harness

Adjustable seat & pedal box position

Lightweight battery

Carbon fibre dash

Fire extinguisher system

Driver display and shift lights

Body & Aero

Removable carbon-fibre body panels & aluminium roof

Front splitter

Adjustable full width carbon fibre rear wing

Aerodynamically optimised bumpers, side sills and rear fenders


Dry weight 1250kg

– By: Omar Rana