Video: Aston Martin Vantage GT8 Is Ready for an Official Unveiling, Lost Weight, Gained Power

Following a bunch of spy photos with the track-oriented Vantage GT8 a couple of days ago, the British-based Aston Martin carmaker has officially announced the production of the model in a limited of just 150 units, with sales to start at the end of the year.

Aston Martin has also declared that the hardcore version of the Vantage S will be lighter and also powerful. Speaking about weight loss, the sports car is now 220 pounds lighter than the V8 Vantage S, the company reducing weight by fitting a polycarbonate rear screen and side windows, along with carbon roof, titanium exhaust, lithium-ion battery as well as the 19-inch magnesium wheels.

The cabin has also lost some of the standard features, now tweaking Carbon fiber sports seats with manual adjustment, carbon fiber panels and a few more. The rest of the inside equipment remains pretty much the same, like the Ami III infotainment system, air conditioning, 160-watt sound system and more.

In terms of styling, the Aston Martin Vantage GT8 is featuring an evolutionary and track-oriented aerodynamic body styling, with extended front corner splitters, wide rear wing, exposed carbon fiber look on the sills, carbon fiber front grille and mirror caps. The brake calipers also come with a wide choice of colors, such as black, red, yellow or orange.

Under the hood, the Aston Martin GT8 packs a 4.7-liter V8 engine, with 446 horsepower and 490 Nm of torque, connected to a standard six-speed manual or an optional Sportshift II seven-speed automated. This is enough to allow a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds faster than the V8 Vantage S.

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