Aston Martin has another Vantage gazing its in the face, and that suggests the Aston Martin Racing motorsport division gets another phase on which to build its challenger for the GTE Pro class of the World Endurance Championship.
Aston Martin revealed the new Vantage GTE near to its road auto cousin toward the finish of a year ago. Both are controlled by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 however the race auto benefits by different upgrades to the powertrain and to the suspension and ideal plan as well. Just some of these upgrades join a 6-speed progressive, carbon fiber driveshaft, a multi-plate hold, uprated brakes and a versatile confined slip differential.
Aston Martin Racing will deal with two of the cars in the 2018/2019 WEC season, whose first race is the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on May 5. The two automobiles will in like manner battle the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which incorporates twice in the 2018/2019 season, once near the start of the season and the second time toward the end.
The affirmed “super” season was essential to suit the WEC’s change to a split-year timetable where the Le Mans race fills in as the last standoff.
In a changed driver lineup, 3-time Le Mans victor Darren Turner joins past GTE Pro champions Nicki Thiim and Marco Sørensen in the No. 95 Vantage GTE. They will be joined by newcomers Alex Lynn and Maxime Martin, and furthermore Le Mans class victor Jonny Adam in the No. 97 auto.
Every one of the six drivers have accepted a section in the wide change program of the new Vantage GTE, which has now coordinated up more than 10,500 miles of testing over the winter. Having focused on strength for a considerable amount of this time, the gathering is by and by wearing down the execution and tire progression time of the program before the WEC Prologue at Circuit Paul Ricard on
The new auto has enormous shoes to fill as the past age V8 Vantage GTE scored different wins since its 2012 presentation, consolidating a class win in the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Despite the new Vantage GTEs, Aston Martin Racing will in like manner handle the past V8 Vantage GTE in the GTE Am class with drivers Paul Dalla Lana, Mathias Lauda and Pedro Lamy.