Porsche Scares the ‘GT3’ Out of Aston Martin


Porsche is claiming ownership to the GT3 nameplate.

Despite numerous race cars using the GT3 nameplate as a designation, Porsche hasn’t felt threatened until Aston Martin made a road-going version of its Vantage GT3 race car. As a result, the German automaker threatened a lawsuit against Aston Martin for using the GT3 moniker on its production car. Instead of wasting money on litigation, the British automaker is renaming the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 to GT12 for both its street and race cars.

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The Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Special Edition made its debut earlier this month at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, packing 592 hp and plenty of carbon fiber. Yes, it’s a bit like the same treatment Porsche gives its 911 GT3 models but it’s not exactly original.

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  • craigcole

    Class act, Porsche. Way to own numbers and the alphabet.