We not only have a second-generation Vantage, but we also have an all-new Vantage GTE, one that will have the tough task of securing a consecutive win in the Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro class.
The second-generation Vantage GTE, which takes cues from the sporty and revolutionary street-legal Vantage, was showcased for the first time in London last week and will start earning its paycheck at the race track early in 2018. Without actually being true motorsport experts, we already know Aston did a few sleepless nights when developing the new GTE – and it’s easy to support our claim because the Brits have released a feature video to prove their commitment to the creation of the motorsport-addicted machine.
Apparently, everything kicked off during a hazy winter day in February 2016 on the drawing board, while the first prototype was completed between May and August this year following lengthy calculation, simulation, and drawing sessions that spanned the intertwined months. The test mules have already accrued more than 8,000 miles (12,875 kilometers) of testing, including two impressive 30-hour race simulations at Sebring. “Attention to detail has been a priority at every step of this process and we’ve made big improvements in each area of the car,” comments Aston Martin Racing technical director Dan Sayers.