How do you trump the reveal of your most important model? Easy — reveal a racing version. Just hours after Aston had pulled the covers off its new Vantage, it showed the Vantage GTE, its FIA World Endurance Championship challenger poised to replace the team’s most successful competition car of all-time, the V8 Vantage GTE. "Motorsport is fundamental to the DNA of Aston Martin and our commitment to the FIA World Endurance Championship is stronger than ever," says David King, president of Aston Martin Racing (AMR). "This is a golden era for GT racing and the launch of the new Vantage GTE will ensure AMR remains at the forefront of the world’s greatest endurance series. The team has enjoyed incredible success over recent years with the outgoing V8 Vantage GTE and while this will hold fond memories for me, I can’t wait to see the new car race at Spa next year." Built to comply with the FIA’s strict GTE class regulations, Aston says its new Vantage GTE takes the road car’s core design an...

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