Aston Martin loses Vantage GT3 name due to Porsche image

The Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will be renamed because of a fight with Porsche which is claiming that the “GT3” moniker is theirs.

Bad news for Aston Martin because after showing us the new Vantage GT3 just a few weeks back, in Switzerland, it now has to remove the GT3 moniker from its name. The decision has been taken after lawyers for the two automakers have been fighting for months over this and while Porsche is claiming that the GT3 belongs to it, Aston is stating that this is the name of a racing category and it has been used in the past by other automakers too, including Bentley and Lotus. The GT3 will be removed from its name and it seems that the model will be known as the Aston Martin Vantage GT12.

The Aston Martin Vantage GT3 has been officially presented to the public during the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, just earlier this month. The model is bringing an Alcantara wrapped steering wheel, carbon fiber sports seats, touch sensitive controls, infotainment system, leather door pull straps and more. On the outside we can notice the 19-inch wheels, Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, carbon fiber hood, roof and door casings, polycarbonate rear window, limited slip dif, updated dampers and springs and so on. Power is coming from a 600 HP (441 kW) and 625 Nm (460 lb-ft) of torque 6.0L V12 engine, allowing it to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7s and a top speed of 297 km/h (185 mph).

Source: grrc.goodwood.com