Revised Aston Martin Vantage GT4 for 2011 image

Aston Martin Racing has launched a new Vantage GT4 for 2011. The new V8 engined racing Vantage GT4 takes design inspiration from Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage road car, giving it enhanced aerodynamics and increased downforce.

It also has a remapped 4.7 litre engine offering increased levels of power and torque.

As with the current 4.7 litre Vantage GT4, which made its race debut in 2009, the 2011 car is closely based on the V8 Vantage road car with key attributes being carried over including the aluminium chassis, base engine and suspension design. In addition to the engine and aero upgrades, competitors can, for the first time, choose a race-developed Bosch ABS and traction control system.



The Vantage GT4’s new splitter increases downforce at the front of the car, as well as channelling cooling air to the brakes and radiator. At the rear, the car gains the V12’s larger boot ‘flip’. This works together with a new carbon fibre diffuser and rear underfloor, which create an area of low pressure under the rear of the car, to increase downforce.


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2011 Vantage GT4 specification
• 4.7 litre V8 GT4 race specification engine with new engine mapping for 2011
• Transmission:
• SportshiftTM or 6-speed manual gearbox
• Twin plate competition clutch
• Limited slip differential
• Aluminium chassis with Aston Martin Racing-designed steel roll cage to FIA regulations
• V8 Vantage road car bodywork with new:
• – V12 Vantage front bumper and splitter
• – V12 Vantage rear bumper and diffuser
• – V12 Vantage increased rear boot ‘flip’
• – V12 Vantage clear rear lights
• Front and rear double wishbone suspension with adjustable toe and camber
• Bilstein dampers (adjustable for ride-height only)
• Koni 2-way adjustable damper (optional)
• Rose-jointed suspension upgrade (optional)
• Four piston monobloc front callipers with race pistons (reduced thermal conductivity)
• Four piston monobloc rear callipers
• Two-piece floating front brake discs with the latest Brembo drive system
• Twin outlet front brake cooling ducts
• Pagid RS29 brake pads front and rear (standard)
• Endurance brake upgrade (optional)
• Bosch race-developed ABS and traction control system (optional)
Fuel system:
• 100l single-fill fuel tank (standard)
• 120l endurance single or duel-fill tanks (optional)
• Cast magnesium 5-stud OZ racing wheels
• Front: 10″ x 18″
• Rear: 11″ x 18″
Further options:
• GT4 electrical diagnostic system
• Cosworth D2/D3 datalogging systems
• Air-conditioning
• Air jacks