'Vantage GT8 has an intensity and agility born in the heat of competition. Sculpted from lightweight carbon fibre, shaped by the quest for ultimate aerodynamic efficiency, powered by our race-proven V8 engine and limited to just 150 Coupés, Vantage GT8 captures the unalloyed thrills of competition to deliver a uniquely authentic sports car experience.' – Aston Martin.
The very first Aston Martin of 1915 had been conceived with competition in mind; racing has been in the company's blood ever since, and the Vantage GT8 was inspired by the firm's desire to create a road car that reflected its ongoing Le Mans racing programme. 'By focusing on weight savings and aerodynamics, we've taken the V8 Vantage to an entirely different level of agility and aggression,' declared David King, Aston Martin's Director of Special Projects and Motorsport. 'It's a hugely exciting car honed to the keenest possible edge.'
Inspired and influenced by the Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE racer of 2016, the Vantage GT8 was the lightest and most powerful V8 Vantage ever. Its 4.7-litre engine produced 440bhp, and there was a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed Sportshift II paddle-shift transmissions. The aerodynamic requirements of WEC racing influenced the dramatically sculpted carbon fibre bodywork, while the chassis was tuned for track-focused agility for a driving experience second to none. Extensive use of carbon fibre and other lightweight materials, including titanium for the exhaust system, enabled the GT8 to weigh in at 3,329lbs, 220lb less than the Vantage S. Despite looking every inch the purpose-built competition car, the GT8 came with air conditioning, a 160W audio system, and Aston Martin's latest AMi III infotainment system as standard. Only 150 were produced, making the GT8 one of the more exclusive members of the V8 Vantage family.
Appealing to collectors as well as pure driving enthusiasts, this Vantage GT8 was supplied new by HWM in January 2017 and has had only one owner. The car is finished in racing Flugplatz Blue with black leather/Alcantara interior, and has covered only a trifling 269 miles from new. Presented in immaculate condition, this ultra-rare Aston Martin supercar comes with all books/tools and a V5C Registration Certificate.