Porsche Scares the 'GT3' Out of Aston Martin

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

SEE ALSO: Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Special Edition Strips Weight, Adds Power

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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