Aston wants to sell you Vantage race cars, the catch is you gotta buy all three
Now, that is a very weird marketing strategy
The last generation Vantage is one of Aston's most successful racing cars and in order to celebrate the Vantage's good fortune, Aston Martin is launching something they call the new 'Vantage Legay Collection', three original track-oriented Vantage cars. There's a catch, you gotta buy all three of them.
All three cars are based on the road-going 2005 Vantage and are built to celebrate the brand's winning streak between 2009 and 2019, during which Aston won two 24 Hours of Le Mans class victories, seven FIA WEC titles and several races in British GT, GT World Challenge and European Le Mans Series. The Vantage Legacy features the Le Mans-winning V8 Vantage GTE, the Vantage GT4 and the V12 Vantage GT3. All three cars are build on a brand new chassis and painted in sterling green with yellow accents.
The Vantage GT4 debuted in 2009 and Aston build 107 units between 2009 and 2018, this is the 108th model. The V12 Vantage GT3 was launched three years after the GT4 and won the British GT Championship in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018. Only 46 units were built. And then, last but not least, we have the V8 Vantage GTE, originally launched in 2012 and winning the FIA WEC in Shanghai in October the same year. Only seven ever made, including the one you can buy as part of the collection.
David King, President of Aston Martin Racing, believes this collection representes "the ultimate halcyon period for the brand in international sportscar racing. The Legay collection is a beautiful sign-off for this wonderful car". Unfortunately, Aston hasn't said anything about pricing but it's fair to say these three cars are probably going to cost you an arm and a leg. And is it worth it? I'd say so.