Aston Martin Vantage GTE 

  • built in England
  • 2013
  • 600 HP 4.3L
  • 180 mph
 
In addition to the WEC programme, Turner, Mücke and Senna will contest the first round of the American Le Mans Series, the 12 Hours of Sebring, on 16th March in the 2013 Vantage GTE.
by Top Speed (Feb, 2013)
Everyone at Aston Martin has high expectations for this race, and I feel quite confident that we can continue to build on our momentum at Spa.
by www.supercars.net

Road Tests Real world tests of the Aston Martin Vantage GTE

Top speed

Vantage GTE
180 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Aston Martin Vantage GTE

Horsepower

Vantage GTE
600 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
GT 86
197 HP

Torque

Vantage GTE
516 ft-lb
Veyron
922 ft-lb
Agera R
888 ft-lb

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Aston Martin Vantage GTE

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The track has a good mixture of slow and fast corners in combination with long straights and a lot of full throttle periods, which all make it good preparation for Le Mans.
John Gaw, Aston Martin Racing Team Principal, is looking forward to another strong showing from the #97 Vantage GTE: “We’ll arrive at Spa full of confidence that we can deliver another competitive performance.
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Jun

Aston Martin Vantage GTE

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Visually, the only changes to the car are the openings in the front fenders to allow air to escape from under the wheel arches reducing lift, and the wider ventilated sills, allowing the exhaust to be fully insulated and moved away from the car to reduce cockpit temperatures.
While visually similar, the 2013 Vantage GTE features significant enhancements with development focussed in three key areas: reducing the centre of gravity; improving rear stability; and increasing torsional rigidity.
Dan Sayers, chief engineer at Aston Martin Racing explains: “When redeveloping the race-winning 2012 Vantage GTE for the 2013 season, the design team focussed on increasing the drivability of the car and optimising the performance.
Entry into the series means that each of the four V8-powered Vantage GTEs will compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the third round of the WEC on 22nd-23rd June, making this the largest factory team entry into the event by Aston Martin in the history of the marque.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Aston Martin
Type of car Race car
Year 2013

power & handling

Maximum hp 600 HP
Maximum torque 516 ft-lb
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,280 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.5 in / 3.39 in
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 180 mph

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Traction Control
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 318
Rear wheels 457/? 330

physical dimensions

Width 78 in
Height 59.1 in
Length 175.2 in
Wheelbase 102.4 in
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