With production strictly limited to just 100 examples, the new model combines all of Aston Martin’s learning from its years of sports car competition around the globe to produce its most performance focused road-going Vantage.
But overall the GT12 is only similarly aggressive should you want it to be. There are three-stage adjustable dampers, which go from Normal, through Sport and to Track. Separately, there’s a Sport mode for the powertrain that sharpens the throttle and gearshifts and makes more noise, more often.
Inside, the weight saving is, typically, even easier to find than it is on the outside. Substitute leather and foam, and whatever they cover, with a single layer of carbonfibre and you have the makings of a cabin that feels the part – especially when it’s finished this impeccably.