Describing the 2024 Aston Martin Vantage as an “Evo” is an understatement, according to Sorensen.

Sorensen believes that Aston Martin’s modifications to the Vantage GT3, initially introduced in 2018, are so extensive that it feels more like an entirely new car rather than just a mid-cycle refresh.

“A lot of people refer to it as the Evo, but I’d almost argue it’s not really an Evo,” the Dane expressed. “While it may resemble the old car in appearance, virtually everything else, apart from where you sit, has been completely overhauled.

“Merely labeling it as an Evo is almost an understatement because, essentially, it’s a brand-new car. From suspension to bodywork, everything is fundamentally different.

“There’s been more to learn with this car than one might anticipate. Daytona was a prime example, where we expected to be a bit closer, but there are areas that still need work with the new car because it’s essentially a fresh start.”

Although the new Vantage GT3 shares its mechanical foundation and the four-liter V8 engine with its predecessor and is therefore not homologated as a new model, Aston Martin has revamped the suspension, aero package, and introduced a new electronics system to the latest iteration.

Making its debut at the Daytona 24 Hours in Florida, the car recently joined the World Endurance Championship grid at the Qatar 1812Km event.

Ian James of Heart of Racing, who piloted the 2024 Vantage at Daytona and Losail, believes the new car is notably gentler on its tires compared to its precursor and offers improved drivability.

“I think the new Vantage is a slightly easier car to drive than the last version,” James, also serving as HoR’s team principal, commented. “It’s narrowed the gap between professional drivers, golds, and bronzes.

“Moreover, it’s become more consistent, better preserving the tires. That’s its main advantage.”

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