Aston Martin dedicated the Vantage special to its racing history.July 4, 2019
Aston Martin presented at the Goodwood Speed Festival a special edition of the Vantage coupe dedicated to the 91-year-old racing history of the British brand. A series of 60 cars, united under the common name Vantage Heritage Racing Editions, will be offered with a new aerodynamic body kit and six “historical” livery to choose from.
The main feature of the Aston Martin Vantage Heritage Racing Editions will be a new aerodynamic body kit, providing up to 194 kilograms of downforce at 306 kilometers per hour. The kit includes Canards, carbon fiber rear wing and splitter of an increased size. In addition, all six coupe versions got lightweight wheels, seats and steering wheel from the Sports Plus package and carbon fiber interior decor.
The inspiration for liveries sportkupe served historical racing model Aston Martin. Among them is the Razor Blade, which in 1923 tried to set a speed record, the iconic pre-war Ulster car (in 1935 he finished third in the “24 Hours of Le Mans”), as well as the AMR1 sport prototype of the C carbon kevlar monocoque. Also in the series is Vantage, imitating the color of modern racing Vantage GTE.
The Aston Martin Vantage coupe drives a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with 510 horsepower and 685 Nm of torque. The engine is mated with an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox and is capable of accelerating the car to the first 100 kph in 3.7 seconds. Vantage has a more extreme version of the AMR – it is 31 kilograms lighter than a conventional car and is equipped with a seven-step mechanics with automatic peregazovka function. Up to 100 kilometers per hour, the Vantage AMR accelerates in exactly four seconds.
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