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The new Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT8R is about to make its debut in the ADAC Total Nurburgring 24 Hours with partner racing team Garage 59.

24 Sep 2020 | International News : Germany


The new Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT8R will make its debut in the ADAC Total Nurburgring 24 Hours on the world-famous Nordschleife in Germany the weekend of 16 September 2020, with partner racing team Garage 59.

The Aston Martin Vantage GT8R, based on the same chassis that has proved successful in its GTE, GT3 and GT4 variants around the world, is set to compete in the SP8T class. It will be raced by works drivers Darren Turner, and Jonny Adam - who won the GTE Am class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans the weekend of 19 September 2020 - as well as Aston Martin test driver Chris Goodwin and GT World Challenge class race winner Alexander West.

The Vantage GT8R has a reduced weight and increased power compared to its GT4 counterpart
Sitting between the GT3 and GT4 Vantages, the GT8R's performance has been optimised around the race's SP8T regulations, with reduced weight, increased power and improved aerodynamics compared to its GT4 counterpart.

The aerodynamics package includes a larger rear wing, as well as new dive planes and splitter, whilst power and weight are targeted at the SP8T class limits of 549hp and 1450kg.

Aimed primarily at customers wishing to race in the Nurburgring Endurance Series and the Nurburgring 24 Hours, it is also eligible for the GT Cup in the U.K., the Super Taikyu in Japan, America's Transam Series and the New Zealand Endurance Championship, as well as being an ideal candidate for a track day car.

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