Aston Martin are definitely very active lately. After presenting the sublime in style DB11 at Geneva and with its V12 Vantage S with a manual gearbox, the firm’s Gaydon today unveils a radical variant of the V8 Vantage: Vantage WP8. Echoing the same recipe as the GT12 output last year, the WP8 can furthermore boast a direct link with the Vantage GTE engaged in WEC Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours.
The car features a front spoiler and bumpers front and rear, the side skirts and rear diffuser carbon fiber. Vantage WP8 is distinguished by alloy wheels 5-spoke, with ultralight magnesium wheels (optional). For those who want a more aggressive setup, the British brand offers optional Aero Package, which includes a rear spoiler and a new front spoiler.
1.39.721 The pole of the 6 Hours of Silverstone in 2015 established the Porsche 919 Hybrid has already broken with Brendon Hartley in 1.39.655. Ditto for the 1.50.622 of the LM P1 class against private 1.46.628 today. However, the GTE-Pro has not yet improved the lap times in 2015.
The weather indicates some snowfall at night knowing that competitors in the European Le Mans Series may well have a wet race tomorrow unlike the FIA WEC Sunday.