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Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition

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Dan Prosser | Ti co-founder


23 June 2021

On balance and now I’ve driven both, I’d argue the Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition and Porsche 911 GT3 are more dissimilar than they are alike. You’re about to see a flurry of magazine comparison tests pitching one against the other, which doesn’t seem unreasonable at first glance. After all, they cost a similar amount of money, they have around the same power and performance and they’re both track-honed two-seat sports cars.

They also hit the roads within weeks of each other, which will make the F1 Edition v GT3 twin-test yet more irresistible for some. But I still see the differences more clearly than the commonalities.

For a start, the Aston Martin isn’t upgraded with a bespoke engine and gearbox, instead using the same as those found in the regular Vantage, albeit with some modifications. And the F1 Edition only has revised spring and damper settings, not genuinely custom suspension architecture like the GT3.

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