Compared to the DBRS9, the new GT3 racer has a shorter wheelbase and its dry-sumped engine is mounted lower in order to enhance handling and performance. Its modular chassis is made from a light aluminum and composite structure, giving it a dry weight of 2,755 lbs. Aston Martin also claims they've improved the drivability along with its race-developed ABS and traction control systems. It will be eligible to compete in events such as the FIA GT3 Champion, the British GT Championship, and the Nurburgring
-based VLN series. Priced at £298,000, it's reportedly set to begin testing in October and deliveries will begin in early 2012.