Aston Martin Bringing Its Road And Race Cars To Geneva

Unveiled last November, the new Vantage will be the centerpiece of Aston Martin‘s stand at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Marking its first public appearance at a motoring event, the Vantage rides on an reworked version of the DB11’s platform and uses an AMG-provided powertrain.

Naught to 100km/h (0-62mph) takes 3.6 seconds and top speed stands at 313km/h (195mph), courtesy of the 4.0-liter V8 engine that churns out 510PS (503hp) and 685Nm (505lb-ft) of torque. The V8 is matted to an eight-speed automatic transmission, but a manual gearbox will be offered soon as an optional extra.

Both derivatives of the new DB11, namely the V8-powered Coupe and Volante, will sit together for the first time at the Palexpo Exhibition Center. The open-top can be had from $216,495 in the USA, where the V8 Coupe undercuts it by $17,500.

Aston Martin’s new Vantage GTE will be on display in Geneva as well, ready for the World Endurance Championship (WEC). The race car is in its final stages of development and will make its racing debut at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in May. It will also be put through its paces during the challenging 24 Hours of Le Mans in June as well.

Dressed in its official livery, the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 will also be showcased at the event before competing in the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship that kicks off on March 25 in Melbourne.

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  • I can’t wait to see the new Vantage GTE on the track, AM is no longer underdog in Le Mans!

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