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Elite unveils hardcore, lightweight LMV/R Aston Martin Vantage


Only 30 of the LMV/R streetable racers will be built, making for a very exclusive club

Only 30 of the LMV/R streetable racers will be built, making for a very exclusive club

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There's no shortage of customized or modified Aston Martins, Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches, but few go as all-out toward pure, unadulterated speed as the Elite LMV/R. Comparing its creation to Lamborghini's Superleggera cars or Ferrari's Scuderia and Stradale offerings, the Elite LMV/R, based on Aston Martin's Vantage, promises real performance through extensive modification.

Named for Aston's history at Le Mans (the LMV/R stands for Le Mans Vintage Racer), the car is clearly aspiring toward streetable trackworthiness. The main change is a complete carbon fiber body kit, including front and rear bumper covers, canards, splitter, side skirts, 2in wider front and rear fenders, rear quarter panel extensions, trunk lid, rear wing and rear diffuser. That's a lot of carbon fiber - but it doesn't stop there. Inside the engine bay and cockpit there's a full carbon fiber appearance treatment as well.

Alcantara upholstery gives a sporting appearance where carbon fiber isn't appropriate, and a serial numbered plaque marks each LMV/R as one of just 30 very special Aston Martins.

Further performance enhancements are made with lowering springs, a big brake kit, revised exhaust system, and 20in wheels and tires to match the wider body kit.

The LMV/R will be assembled in Florida at Elite's workshop, based on the 2010 Aston Martin Vantage. Pricing for the exclusive, hardcore Vantage starts at $173,000, though customization and additional options from Elite and Aston Martin can drive the package price higher.

Cars can be purchased through Elite's exclusive distributor, Exotica Motorsports.
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  1. Ugh, it breaks my Anglo-American heart when people "modify" Aston Martins in this way. When will people realize that Astons are the quintessential grand touring car, not some R34 Skyline begging to have the nuts revved off it?
     
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  2. For sure that is one special Aston Martin., they should race this car for the FIA-GT class.
     
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  3. That is a pretty bad ass Aston Martin.
     
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  4. "Ugh, it breaks my Anglo-American heart when people "modify" Aston Martins in this way. When will people realize that Astons are the quintessential grand touring car, not some R34 Skyline begging to have the nuts revved off it?"

    Mike, I think you might be reading the wrong website...

    This is a bad ass Aston, the coolest I've ever seen, in my opinion. Now if I could only find the money for this car!
     
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