The V8 GT Race Car was previewed in the paddock at the 2000 AMOC St John Horsfall race meeting. Whilst not a factory development as such, it had been constructed by David Ellis who had been involved in racing Aston Martins for some time. The car sat on a carbon fibre monocoque tub with a steel tubular front subframe and push rod suspension. It was clothed with a carbon fibre body loosely based on the 1990’s Vantage. The front mounted Aston Martin Virage V8 engine with four-valves per cylinder and race specification fuel injection was designed to deliver 700 bhp. Weight was an impressively low 950 kg, with fuel.