Aston Martin has confirmed plans to introduce new GT3 and GT4 cars for 2019 and will unveil the models this summer.
The British manufacturer will replace the outgoing Vantage GT3 and GT4 models next season after debuting the GTE variant in this weekend’s FIA World Endurance Championship Six Hours of Spa.
Both new cars will use a four-liter V8 twin-turbocharged engine, bringing the GT3 car (pictured above) in line with the GTE and GT4 cars.
The current Vantage GT3 runs a V12 powerplant while its GTE and GT4 variants use a V8 engine.
Aston Martin has built 42 Vantage GT3s and 124 Vantage GT4s and has racked up several championship wins with the two cars, most notably in the British GT Championship, Blancpain GT Series Pro-Am Cup and GT4 European Series.
The new cars will be homologated for racing beginning on March 1, with Aston Martin already taking orders.
“We are very proud of the heritage we have established as a leading supplier of customer GT cars, with customers racing our cars all around the world,” said Aston Martin Racing Managing Director John Gaw.
“We told the clients who first purchased our GT3 cars seven years ago, that they would be buying a car that would be capable of winning races for years to come.
“This year we have already proved that with the Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3’s successes in the British GT Championship. That longevity is something that separates us from other manufacturers.
“I expect the new GT3 and GT4 to be just as competitive as the cars they are replacing and to remain so for a similar period of time.”