Are You Rad Enough to Own an Aston Martin V8 Vantage Rally Car?

This has got to be the best-sounding modern rally car in the world.

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Are you into European-sports-cars-turned-rally-machines as much as we are? Well then, we're happy to tell you the Aston Martin V8 Vantage that was converted into a WRC rally car a few years back has come up for sale. You should definitely buy it.

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This 2013 Vantage was converted into an R-GT class competitor for the World Rally Championship in 2015 by Finnish race shop . The conversion is extremely impressive, and looks like something that rolled out of a factory works garage. The car retains most of its stock body panels, but features some aero upgrades (a wing, a splitter and some canards), as well as a raised ride height, a super-cool light pod, and a roof scoop for cabin airflow. The inside has been turned into a full-on rally cockpit, with bucket seats, a roll cage, and a hydraulic handbrake. The naturally aspirated V8 remains, but the transmission has been replaced with a race-ready sequential 'box.

We've written about this car twice before, mainly to showcase the wonderful sound it makes. You don't see many top-level rally cars these days with naturally aspirated V8s—most of them sport turbo-four cylinders. Please, listen for yourself. You'd be doing yourself a disservice not to. And turn the volume up. You won't regret it.

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If you can't view the YouTube video above, .

The car recently at a dealership called DPM Motors in Monaco. The ad is pretty vague, and doesn't have a list price, mileage reading, or any sort of description. But seeing as how thorough this conversion is, we assume this car can't be cheap. Check it out .

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