Dream Shield Auto has picked up the latest and exciting car news about Aston Martin Racing, who announced on April 13, 2011 details about the new Vantage GT3 race car. The Vantage GT3 is based on the V12 Vantage road car and aims to be ready for 2012; which will be right on schedule for the Dream Shield Auto rally scheduled for 2012 in Las Vegas.
The new Vantage GT3 replaces the DBRS9 which was originally launched in 2006 at Le Mans, which has seen 26 chassis built and raced to multiple victories in national and international series worldwide. The new Vantage GT3 joins the series of the Vantage GT2, GT4, DBR9 GT1 and the AMR-One LMP1; creating the largest and most comprehensive range of Aston Martin race cars to date.
Now for some car talk…The Vantage GT3 is designed to FIA regulations and will be built around the Vantage aluminium VH architecture with a lightweight dry-sumped 6.0 litre V12 engine; which is based on the V12 Vantage road car. The new car will have a race semi-automatic paddle shift Xtrac gearbox and the latest race-developed ABS and traction control systems, optimised for the Vantage GT3.
It’s expected that the first car will be completed in July 2011, undertaking rigorous testing as well as development for the rest of 2011. Dream Shield Auto hopes to be working closely with Aston Martin Racing and have ten if not more customised cars, all ready for its 2012 Rally.