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What will $113,000 buy these days? How about an Aston Martin V8 Vantage that's virtually identical to the car that recently ran in the 24-hour endurance race at the N rburgring? (Or 29,000 boxes of Cheerios.) The racing model is nearly identical to the production version β€” thus the barely inflated price tag β€” with only a full mandatory safety cage, special fuel tank and fire system, racing seat, and built-in air jacks to distinguish it. Buyers will be able to get their own β€” complete with bragging rights β€” beginning next month.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage, DB9 Nab Design Awards [internal]