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Lighter, Faster, Aston Martin GT8 in the Works

Aston Martin’s GT12 Vantage (pictured below) experienced huge success last year and it seems like the company is determined to carry over the success run forward. According to reports, Aston Martin is reportedly building a race-inspired version of the coupe. The new Aston Martin Vantage will be called the GT8 and will be lighter and faster than the GT12. Aston Martin GT8 will be limited to a production of just about 150 units, 50 more than the GT12.

Lighter, Faster, Aston Martin GT8 in the Works

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There isn’t any official numbers regarding the Aston Marin GT8, but we can make some informed guesses. The GT12 was powered by a 592hp, 6.0 liter V12 engine that  gives the car its name (GT’12’ rings any bells?) So, we can infer that the upcoming GT8 will be powered by the brand’s V8 engine. Aston Martin has invited select customers to an unveiling later this week. The invitations included a sketch of the car. The GT8 will get a front splitter, a big rear wing and a large diffuser. The Aston Martin GT8 will also get a lot of carbon fiber body parts just like the GT12. The lightest, road legal Vantage yet.

Lighter, Faster, Aston Martin GT8 in the Works

Transmission on the upcoming Aston Martin GT8 is expected to be a 7-speed manual or Aston Martin’s SSII automatic. Beyond that, any other technical or visual details are scarce. We should know more once the unveiling happens in this week. Aston Martin plans to introduce two limited edition vehicles each year. The GT8 could be the first for 2016. It is good news to know that another limited edition model will arrive later this year. With just 150 units of the Aston Martin GT8 on offer, it is quite likely that they are already sold out and getting your hands on one is quite next to impossible. Maybe you can wait for the next limited edition model, or the one after that. Aston Martin GT8 price has not been revealed but we’ll update you as we find out more about it.

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About Suhas S

Motorcyclist, Traveler, Aerospace Engineer and your friendly neighborhood Batman. Suhas has been meandering on two wheels since 2008. His love for automobiles, aeroplanes and his passion for travel has brought him here. He's a RC plane hobbyist currently building a Supermarine Spitfire and the Associate Editor at TheMotorLife

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