Aston Martin is done with the Vantage soon, so they’re going out with a track-ready, carbon fiber bang. With bodywork inspired by Aston’s Le Mans cars, carbon fiber everywhere and a 4.7-liter V8 that sounds amazing, it’s the perfect 8-cylinder Vantage—except that part about North America not getting it.
Works driver Darren Turner played a significant role in tuning the GT8’s suspension and dampers. This is the lightest Vantage Aston Martin has ever made with its extensive use of carbon fiber, polycarbonate, titanium and other lightweight materials.
Its big, thunderous V8 is good for 440 brake horsepower and 361 lb-ft of torque. A top speed of 190 mph is also good for scaring the crap out of whoever you need to in the little featherweight Aston.
It even comes with an optional manual transmission. It’s perfect.
Only 150 will be made, and the car starts at £165,000 (about $234,333 U.S.) and zero are coming to North America. Why do you hate freedom, Aston? Why?