Tony Quinn has taken the wheel of his brand new Aston Martin Vantage GT3, shaking it down at Queensland Raceway ahead of its Australian GT debut next weekend.
The former Australian GT Championship runner up purchased the new car ahead of the 2016 season.
Quinn chose not to run the Aston at the opening round of the season in Adelaide, citing the close proximity of the walls placing the unraced car in too much risk.
Instead the series owner paired up with son Klark Quinn at the wheel of a McLaren 650S GT3.
However heading to the second round, which will see Australian GT in action at the Australian Grand Prix, Quinn has elected to pull the covers off the new car.
It will be one of several new steeds making their racing debut at Albert Park.
Joining Quinn’s Aston Martin on track will be a similar car for father and son pairing Andrew and George Miedecke.
Miedecke Snr has confirmed he plans to focus solely on Australian GT this season, with the car prepared by Matt Stone Racing.
Son George is set to step up from the V8 Utes series, though the pair are yet to lock in their full 2016 programme.
The Quinn and Miedecke Aston’s will be joined by the the world racing debut of the Ferrari 488 GT3.
Two of the brand-new machines will be present, with Vicious Rumour set to run former F1 driver Andrea Montermini alongside Benny Simonsen.
Maranello Motorsport, which was absent from the opening round of the season, will see Peter Edwards alongside John Bowe.
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