Aston Martin recently introduced the Vantage GT3 at the Geneva Motor Show but a new report is indicating it is being renamed due to a fight with Porsche.

Aston Martin recently introduced the Vantage GT3 at the Geneva Motor Show but a new report is indicating it is being renamed due to a fight with Porsche.

According to Goodwood Road and Racing, lawyers for the two automakers have been fighting over the GT3 name for months.  The issue reportedly revolved around Porsche's claim that the GT3 moniker is theirs, while Aston contended that it's the name of a racing category and has been used by other automakers in the past (ie: the Bentley Continental GT3 R and the Lotus Esprit GT3).

While we're inclined to side with Aston, Porsche apparently won out because the British automaker didn't want to have to pay for a lengthy and expensive legal battle.  As a result, Aston Martin will reportedly rename the Vantage GT3 as the Vantage GT12.  The company's Vantage GT3 race car will also be affected as it too will adopt the Vantage GT12 moniker.

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