Aston Martin Racing have revealed their new 2018 challenger for the FIA World Endurance Championship, the Vantage GTE which replaces the multiple Le Mans-winning V8 Vantage GTE. As usual the New Vantage GTE is built to comply with the strict GTE class regulations and will feature many components and elements different to that of the road going version. The focus is on speed and reliability, with the World Endurance Championship containing many 12 hour and 24 hour races, proving to be a real tester for all manufacturers involved. As such Aston have put their new GTE racer through a very rigorous durability programme, clocking up 13,000 kilometres and a successful 30-hour run at the Spanish circuit of Navarra.
President of Aston Martin Racing, David King said, "Motorsport is fundamental to the DNA of Aston Martin and our commitment to the FIA World Endurance Championship is stronger than ever. This is a golden era for GT racing and today's launch of the new Vantage GTE will ensure that Aston Martin Racing 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 in anger at Spa next year and continue to write motorsport history".