• Nov 26, 2010
2011 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Aston Martin Vantage GT4 has only been racing for two years, but in that time has garnered notable accolades: Wins at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, Spa 24 hours and this year's European GT4 Cup, just to name three.

The Gaydon firm has made revisions to the 2011 model, incorporating lessons learned from the roadgoing V12 Vantage, including better aerodynamics and greater downforce, as well as a new option that includes racing-tuned ABS and a new traction control system developed by Bosch. No specific numbers were released, but Aston Martin says that it has reworked the GT4's 4.7-liter V8, as well, providing improved horsepower and torque numbers.

We're sure these new changes will help the GT4 secure a few more wins in the 2011 racing season. You can follow the jump for more details or just ogle it in the gallery of high-res photos below.



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ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE GT4 REVISED FOR 2011

Gaydon, 25 November 2010. Aston Martin Racing has launched a new Vantage GT4 for 2011. The new V8 engined racing car takes design inspiration from Aston Martin's V12 Vantage road car, giving it enhanced aerodynamics and increased downforce. It also has a remapped 4.7 litre engine offering increased levels of power and torque.

As with the current 4.7 litre Vantage GT4, which made its race debut in 2009, the 2011 car is closely based on the V8 Vantage road car with key attributes being carried over including the aluminium chassis, base engine and suspension design. In addition to the engine and aero upgrades, competitors can, for the first time, choose a race-developed Bosch ABS and traction control system. This system has been specifically optimised by Bosch Motorsport for the Vantage GT4 to provide race-enhanced performance in both wet and dry conditions.

The Vantage GT4's new splitter increases downforce at the front of the car, as well as channelling cooling air to the brakes and radiator. At the rear, the car gains the V12's larger boot 'flip'. This works together with a new carbon fibre diffuser and rear underfloor, which create an area of low pressure under the rear of the car, to increase downforce. The redesigned underfloor also channels more air through a new rear-mounted high capacity transmission oil cooler.

Aston Martin Racing has built and sold more than 80 Vantage GT4s to customers around the world in the last two years and it has become the most successful car in its class. In 2010, it won the European GT4 Cup as well as the GT4 class at the Dubai 24 Hours, the Nürburgring 24 Hours and the Spa 24 hours. The car also has its own one-make series, the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of Great Britain, which was won in its inaugural year by Chris and Ant Scragg. The new Vantage GT4 will be eligible for this Challenge, as well as the European GT4 Cup and all other series with a GT4 class.


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      what's with the black lipstick?
      • 4 Years Ago
      GT4? Don't the know Gran Turismo 5 just came out?

      Way to be behind the times, Aston Martin.
      • 4 Years Ago
      cartoonish face
      • 4 Years Ago
      Best looking car in the world, IMO. Well, this or the Agera anyway.
      • 4 Years Ago
      ...and I JUST BOUGHT Gran Turismo 5...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Awesome looking race car and to have the factory backing the racing model is always a dream come true .......... well other than the size of your required racing budget but if you are talking Aston Martin, just add at least one more decimal!

      I see that there is a new spoiler out back but NO rear wing!
      Are rear wings not allowed in GT4 because I have yet to hear a driver complain about too much downforce?
        • 4 Years Ago
        There's a few GT4 class cars with wings.

        Lotus Exige GT4
        Lotus 2-Eleven
        Lotus Evora GT4
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think the reason why GT4 cars don't have rear wings is because they're like "close-to-production" series. IIRC, the only mods they get are safety gear and tires.
      • 4 Years Ago
      aston martins....why are they so beautiful