Some guys have all the luck.

Patrick Dempsey has already amassed a McQueen-worthy car collection of Jaguars, Porsches, Ferraris, Lotuses and Benzes both classic and modern, and now he’s been tapped by Aston Martin to drive its voluptuous Vantage GT4 racecar in its long-awaited North American debut.

Patrick Dempsey drives the new Aston Martin Vantage GT4 at Daytona

The actor is competing in the 2012 Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) under the Toronto-based Multimatic Motorsports banner, and just did his first round at the Daytona International Speedway over the weekend.

The Vantage GT4, closely based on Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage road car fitted with a bespoke 4.7-liter V8 engine producing 420 hp, captured numerous 24-hour class victories in Europe and abroad before heading our way.

Let’s see what McDreamy can make of it…

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