When Aston Martin released the updated Vantage coupe there was little doubt that the company’s racing division couldn’t wait to get their hands on it, so after six months of development Aston Martin Racing has finally unveiled the new 2009 Vantage GT4.

When Aston Martin released the updated Vantage coupe there was little doubt that the company's racing division couldn't wait to get their hands on it, so after six months of development they have finally unveiled the new 2009 Vantage GT4.

Based off the 4.7-liter V8 Vantage, the GT4 features a recalibrated engine management system specifically tuned for racing and a free flowing exhaust system. Other changes include a retuned suspension for better handling and improved body control, a revised braking system which features larger discs for improved cooling, and the option of having it come equipped with a sportshift transmission.

Compared to the V8 Vantage, the GT4 weighs 300 kg less thanks the removal of virtually all the standard interior trim. Instead the interior has been outfitted with a high-strength steel rollcage, Recaro competition seats and a Lifeline Zero 360 gas extinguisher system.

The company is currently taking orders for the £96,645 GT4 and the first deliveries should begin in January.

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