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VIDEO: New Aston Martin Vantage GTE Spied Testing

Exclusive Footage: new Aston Martin Vantage GTE caught testing…

Aston Martin’s new GTE challenger has been spied testing, ahead of its expected competition debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship next year.

The new-for-2018 Vantage GTE car, featuring what’s believed to be a turbocharged AMG V8 powerplant, was caught testing recently at Rockingham Motor Speedway, in an exclusive video provided by an undisclosed source to Sportscar365.

Both the race car, and new road-going Vantage, which is also set to feature an AMG V8, is expected to be launched by the end of this year.

It’s understood a GT3 variant of the car is not due out until 2019, after initial considerations of a parallel launch.

The British manufacturer has been testing its new-generation Vantage since July and, along with all new or modified GTE/GT3 cars, must be presented to the FIA’s Balance of Performance test in Ladoux this month.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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