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Vantage GT3 Special Edition
Aston Martin’s most performance-focused road-going Vantage, the track-inspired GT3 will be limited to a production of just 100 examples. Comprehensively reengineered
and significantly restyled, the car is equipped with a new iteration of the brand’s 6.0-litre V12 engine which is capable of generating up to 600 PS.
It weighs in at 100 kilograms less than a standard V12 Vantage S, and is lower and wider than other Vantage models. A broader track – front and rear – brings even
more composed cornering thanks to a reduction in lateral load transfer, and the use of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres provides more assured handling.
The car is also equipped with cutting edge motorsport-inspired features, from the extensive use of carbon fibre inside and out to the track-focused aerodynamics
pack – which includes a prominent rear wing and pronounced front splitter.
Vulcan Supercar A track-only supercar described as Aston Martin’s “most intense and exhilarating creation to date”, the 800-plus bhp, all-carbon fibre Vulcan will be limited to just 24 examples worldwide. Owners will have the opportunity of precisely tailoring their track day experience through a graduating scale of detailed power and dynamic performance adjustments. According to Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer, the Vulcan is “a sports car for true sports car lovers… Designed and engineered to deliver a genuinely bespoke driving experience that draws on our rich heritage, this car tailors its power and handling to both the capabilities of the driver and the characteristics of the track.” Styled entirely in-house, and with a design language “hinting at the next generation of Aston Martin sports cars”, the supercar is powered by the most potent iteration yet of the company’s naturally-aspirated, 7.0-litre V12 petrol engine.
DMX Concept One of the stars of the 2015 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como in Italy, the DMX Concept was developed to “defy conventional thinking about the high luxury segment and point to a bold new future for GT travel in the 21st century.” The focus of this ambitious project is to widen the appeal of the iconic British brand and reach out to a more diverse global audience. “It promises,” says Aston Martin chief creative officer Marek Reichman, “to make luxury GT travel stylish and more comfortable than ever before, but also more practical, more family-friendly and more environmentally responsible.” To those ends, the DMX Concept is capable of accommodating four adults in comfort, pays special attention to day-to-day practicality with generous luggage capacity, uses “authentic materials” on the exterior (“intended to be seen as the car’s jewellery”), has been finished in Black Pearl Chromium, a paint colour specially created to mimic the look of a genuine black pearl, and inside features non-automotive standard materials to generate a “uniquely soft, cocooning ambience.”