• Aug 5, 2009
The Elite LMV/R -- Click above for high-res image gallery

The Aston Martin Vantage GT4 might be worthy on the track, but what if you want a lightened, hardened Vantage for the street, à la Lamborghini's Gallardo Superleggera and Ferrari's F430 Scuderia? Then you have Elite to thank for this, the LMV/R. The car is lightened with the use of carbon fiber body panels and interior kit, widened with bespoke fenders, and given a Galpin Motorsports-esque wheel and tuning treatement.

They don't get any extra power, however. If it's any consolation, there will only be thirty of them – but each one will cost a fortune: $173,000 plus the cost of a Vantage. You can read all about the Florida-built car after the jump, and check it out in the gallery of high-res photos below.



[Source: Exotica Motorsports]

PRESS RELEASE

Vancouver, WA – July 29, 2009 – Final concept images have just been released for the 2010 Aston Martin LMV/R (Le Mans Vantage Racer). Only 30 of these race cars for the street will be produced for the world. Following in the footsteps of the Ferrari Scuderia and Stradale and Lamborghini Superleggera, the Elite LMV/R is lighter than the factory Vantage due to most of the body panels being made from carbon fiber. The Scuderia, Stradale and Superleggera were built for the purists who wanted a race car for the street, a more nimble version of the production street car that they were built from. These cars aren't for everybody due to their harsher ride and loud exhaust systems. This is the company that the LMV/R will now be amongst but even more rare and special. The Superleggera's US production was 172 cars, the Ferrari Stradale seen 1,288 examples built and the Scuderia production is supposed to top out at about 1,500 cars. Compare these production numbers to the 30 LMV/R's that will be built and you can see how special and rare the LMV/R will truly be. To take a Vantage and turn it into an LMV/R, many components are used. Here is a list of what comes standard on the LMV/R:
  • Carbon fiber body kit consisting of: front bumper with screens, visible carbon canards, visible carbon front splitter, hood, fenders (2" wider), side skirts, side skirt panels, rear quarter panel extensions (2" wider), trunk lid with visible carbon rear wing, rear bumper with visible carbon diffuser
  • Matte black 20" wheels and tires for wide body kit
  • Lowering springs
  • Big Brake kit
  • Sport muffler with tips
  • Carbon fiber engine bay kit
  • Full Alcantara interior
  • Carbon fiber interior kit
  • Serial numbered plaque (only 30 cars will be produced)
  • LMV/R matte black stripes
  • Installation and full repaint
All LMV/R's will be assembled in Florida and sent to and from the dealership that sold the car within the US. All LMV/R's will be based on 2010 Vantage's and will be very unique. The customer will order a brand new Vantage in any color offered by Aston Martin with any options. The Vantage is then picked up and sent to Florida where the work will be performed. The exterior can be painted the factory color or a custom color at an additional charge. The interior can be assembled in any color of the customers choosing since all the surfaces will be covered in new Alcantara.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I think this was supposed to get posted once the work was done ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Drop dead sexy :O
      • 5 Years Ago
      Strange that the modification takes place in Florida, yet their press release is done in Vancouver, WA. Usually(and especially for small tuner/mod firms) the headquarter and factory are the same location. Hmm.

      Oh and for that amount of money who in the world would be crazy enough to buy this instead of a F430?

      • 5 Years Ago
      WOW! Where can I get a wide tire like the one in the right-front shown here?!
      • 5 Years Ago
      $173,000 plus the cost of the car, and no extra power? That is ridiculous! I mean the car looks amazing, but more than a quarter of a million when all is said and done for 380 hp? No thanks.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow... stunning Aston.

      Too bad the blog editor was asleep at the wheel and we had to look it up ourselves! ;-)
      • 5 Years Ago
      it should be 430 Scuderia in stead of F430 Scuderia
      • 5 Years Ago
      Too bad these are all photoshops though
        • 5 Years Ago
        I noticed as well ..they addins werent blended too well with the original image...cool concept tho....
        • 5 Years Ago
        I like how even with use of photoshop they chose an angle/shadowing affect that makes the front passenger/rear driver tire look like 1 big steamroller.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yea really...don't get me wrong I'm no PS expert but they obviously didn't put much effort in (if any) to blend the add-ons with the original
      • 5 Years Ago
      that thing looks sick if you ask me
      • 5 Years Ago
      Worst photoshop ever. And please don't mess with Ferraris, lamborghinies, Paganis, Bugattis, Astons Martins and other exotics. Widebody kits are supposed to be bolted onto Supras, Skylines, S2000, RX7s and stuff like that where it really can improve a cars appearence.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I bet James May would wish he'd had this instead of that N24...
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