Studio 397 has confirmed the Aston Martin Vantage GTE is on its way to rFactor 2. The Netherlands-based studio announced the good news on the official Facebook page for the PC racing sim. The Vantage GTE will join the likes of the Porsche 911 RSR, Corvette C7R, and the BMW M8 GTE already featured in the game.
Once released, it will sit alongside its GT3 counterpart that released earlier this year. Check out the short introduction trailer below for a closer look:
Aston developed the GTE alongside the road-going Vantage, itself the second sports car to emerge from the company’s “Second Century Plan”. As such, it’s based on the same lightweight aluminum chassis as the road car. Power comes from an AMG-derived 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 that produces over 530hp.
With a regulated minimum weight of 1,245kg (2,745lb), that makes it a whopping 300kg (661lb) lighter than the road car. As expected of the successor to the successful Vantage GT2, the 2018 racer made its presence felt from jump street. The Grand Tourer made its racing debut at the 2018 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and finished first in its class.
There’s no denying the Aston will shake up class racing in the PC sim. As evidenced by its real-world results, it’s more than capable of holding its own and fending off the competition.
There’s no known release date at this time, but keep an eye peeled for more information.