Aston Martin Vantage GT2 (2008): first official pictures

Published: 31 March 2008

Aston Martin Racing has officially unveiled the Vantage GT2. Its 4.3-litre V8 produces 500bhp and the Vantage GT2 weighs a mere 1200kg. That means it'll be quick, and it needs to be. The Vantage will have the unenviable task of taking on Porsche and Ferrari in the most competitive endurance racing class, GT2. The price? A mere £275,000, plus VAT.

The Vantage GT2 will makes its race debut on 5 April 2008 at the first round of the Le Mans Series at Barcelona. But the Vantage GT2 has already been in action, and CAR Magazine went to its Paul Ricard shakedown test this month.

Alongside the GT2 we’ve also seen the new LMP1 prototype, GT1 and GT3 class cars in action, and driven the GT4 N24 Vantage. For the full story, see the May 2008 issue of CAR Magazine.

By Ben Pulman

CAR's editor-at-large, co-ordinator, tallboy