Aston Martin Reveals Rally GT Vantage

Aston Martin's going rallying with Prodrive, the company announced today, offering a specially appointed Vantage V8 for Series GT rally players and the checkpoints they sweat. In basic terms, the Rally GT is a standard Vantage with a Prodrive-designed roll cage, which provides both safety and additional torsional rigidity, and a 420bhp version of Vantage's 4.3-liter V8 under the bonnet. The suspension includes Eibach springs and three-way adjustable EXE-TC dampers over the stock car's wishbones, and buyers can choose a close-ratio, six-speed, cog-engagement gearbox over the stock clockworks. Aston says the Rally GT has already competed in three French Rally Championship events, placing second in the Series GT class on its debut at the Lyon to Charbonniers Rally. Now it's open season. Go, rich European guys, go! [Gallery]

[Source: Aston Martin]

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