Porsche, always keen to protect what it views as its own, has lawyered up, leading Aston Martin to drop the "GT3" moniker from its most recent sports car, even though that's also the name of a racing class.
Aston Martin hasn't forgotten how to do things old-school, as evidenced by the new Vantage GT3 that packs its most powerful engine yet into its smallest model - revealed here at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
Aston Martin's new Vantage GT3 picks up where the V12 Vantage S left off, trimming the fat, optimizing the engine and making the whole thing more hard-core than any road-going Aston that's come before.
The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour was run at Mt. Panorama this weekend, and race photographer and friend-of-Autoblog Joel Strickland sent us more than 100 photos of the action. The inspirations for just about every racing-derived exotic sports car was there, the top seven finishers coming from seven different makes, from Nissan to Lamborghini to McLaren.
Spied undergoing testing at the Nürburgring just a few months ago, Aston Martin has now confirmed via teaser video that a road-going Vantage GT3 is in the works, and is coming to the Geneva Motor Show in March.
It seems to us like Aston Martin never tires of rolling out ever hotter renditions of its Vantage sports coupe. As if the original V8 Vantage weren't enticing enough, Aston then shoehorned a V12 under the hood. Zagato then rebodied what we already thought was one of the shapeliest beasts on the market. And the improvements just keep on rumbling in. But then there's the racing versions. Oh, the racing versions!