Aston Martin has quietly announced the Vantage GT3 special edition will be commercialized with the "GT12" moniker.

Aston Martin has quietly announced the Vantage GT3 special edition will be commercialized with the "GT12" moniker.

Unveiled almost two months ago, the Vantage GT3 is a hardcore limited edition packing 600 HP (441 kW) from an uprated V12 6.0-liter engine that generates 625 Nm (460 lb-ft) of torque. It's wrapped in a body weighing 100 kg (220 lbs) less than the V12 Vantage S upon which is based so it now tips the scales at only 1,565 kg (3,450 lbs).

Porsche wasn't too happy with the "GT3" moniker so they decided to contact Aston Martin and tell them to change the moniker or else face legal consequences. The British marque decided to avoid a lengthy and costly lawsuit so now they have renamed the model as "Vantage GT12". Replacing the original official video, the attached clip uses the new name and Aston Martin has also revised the official press release from February to update the car's moniker.

As a reminder, the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 will do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds and top out at 185 mph (297 km/h). Production is capped at 100 cars and will go on sale in the third quarter of 2015, but it won’t be available in U.S. and China.

It is believed the track-only Aston Martin GT3 will also go through the name change, but the rumor has not been confirmed yet. We checked the company's website and the racecar is listed with the GT3 designation.

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