At the AMOC 40th anniversary meeting at Le Mans, June 1999, the first V8 Vantage Le Mans was displayed alongside the winning DBR1 from the 1959 race. The remaining 39 cars were built between December 1999 and October 2000.
Some of the features of the V8 Vantage Le Mans are
- 1999MY V8 Vantage
- V590 engine, often uprated to V600 specification
- ZF six speed manual transmission, often modified to 5 speed
- V600 spec brake package with ventilated and grooved discs and 6 pot callipers (front) and 4 pot rear
- 5 spoke magnesium alloy hollow spoke Dymag wheels with centre caps
- Blanked radiator with twin openings
- Bonnet cooling ducts
- Redesigned wing vents with a resemblance to those on the DBR1
- Machined alloy fuel filler cars
- Brushed aluminium facias on most car
In addition, each car came with a map of Northern France to assist owners visiting the famous circuit, and a leather and sterling silver key fob.
Limited to only 40 examples, the V8 Vantage Le Mans came with a price tag approaching a quarter of a million pounds. For a picture gallery of all the examples of the Le Mans, try V8 Vantage.com.