Aston Martin has just unveiled the 2011 Aston Martin Vantage GT4, a facelifted version of their Vantage-based race car that will be eligible to compete in a number of GT4 events. The new GT4 was inspired from the V12 Vantage and features an aerodynamics package which includes slightly redesigned front and rear bumpers, a new front splitter, a carbon fiber rear diffuser, a large rear spoiler and even redesigned underfloor for better air cooling.
The 2011 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 is powered by an upgraded version of the 4.7L V8 engine from the British supercar maker which remapped the ECU to offer increased levels of power and torque. This engine is connected to a six speed manual transmission (with a Sportshift automatic gearbox available as an option) which will send the power to the car’s rear wheels through a limited slip differential.
Other upgrades from the previous GT4 race car are a new traction control system and high performance Bosch anti-lock brakes. The 2011 Aston Martin GT4 will be able to compete in the European GT4 Cup and the Challenge of Great Britain for example.