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The new Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 is being prepared for the 2012 race season after testing began recently starting with a 620-mile, two-day session at Brands Hatch.

The majority of the mileage was covered by factory driver Darren Turner, who feels the nimble V12 Vantage GT3 is a big step up from the Aston Martin DBRS9.

The V12 Vantage GT3 differs from the road version, no more so than under the bonnet where you will find a dry-sump type of the road car’s 5.9-litre V12 engine, which has been race-tweaked up to 600bhp, from the original 510bhp spec engine.

Power is transferred to the rear wheels by the Xtrac six-speed semi-automatic gearbox and race-spec carbon fibre propshaft, which sits behind the front axle to improve the car’s overall weight distribution.

Aston Martin is the only car manufacturer with a race entry for each of the Le Mans 24-hour’s categories.

So if you are interested in purchasing an Aston Martin Vantage or a used Aston Martin, then give us a call at Romans International. We are one of the UK’s top Aston Martin specialists and offer unparalleled service.

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