|Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 '12|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo Sport|
|Max Power||519 BHP|
|Weight||1,250 kilograms (2,800 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||2.41 kg (5.3 lb) per horsepower|
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 is a pure racing machine, participating in GT races from 2012 when it replaced the successful DBR9/DBRS9 models.
The car is based on the top performance model in the Aston Martin catalogue line-up, the V12 Vantage that debuted in 2009. The 5.9 litre V12 engine of the flagship DBS, producing 509 BHP and 58.1 kgfm, is mounted in the slightly smaller, lighter and agile V8 Vantage body, giving it a 0-100 km/h acceleration of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 305 km/h; even faster than the DBS. It gained a strong reputation for its well-balanced handling performance befitting the Vantage series.
Based on this road going model, the V12 Vantage GT3 is a racing car developed to match the FIA GT3 regulations. The front and rear fenders are greatly enlarged, a ground scraping front spoiler and a huge rear wing has been added, making the original elegant styling of the car appear much more aggressive. The engine was tuned to 591 BHP / 71.4 kgfm and the transmission was changed to an XTrac sequential transmission with paddle shifters. The weight of the car was reduced down to 1,250 kg and the front-to-rear weight distribution was re-balanced to be roughly 50:50.
The V12 Vantage GT3 delivered to racing team around the world showed its great potential from the first year of its debut. In 2012 there were 18 wins and 30 podium finishes with the car; in 2013 there were 17 wins and 34 podium finishes. This racing machine has reinforced Aston Martin's glorious racing history since their full return to motorsports in 2005.
This car can be purchased in the Aston Martin section of Brand Central for 450,000 Credits. It can also be obtained by signing a Manufacturer's Series contract with Aston Martin, which is valid for one Manufacturer's Series season and allows the car to be used in Manufacturer's Series races.
- The default livery of the car is based on the #009 DBR9 that won the GT1 class at 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans.