Aston Martin’s CEO will drive the V12 Vantage in the Nurburgring 24-hour race

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

The Northern Loop of the Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race will start today and Aston Martin will be present on the starting grid with the brand new V12 Vantage coupe, its newest super sports car, which will come in almost standard spec just for the race. The car will be piloted by Dr. Ulrich Bez, the CEO of Aston Martin together with its engineering team reps.

This will be Bez's fourth successive 24-hour race and he said that this is going to be the toughest engineering durability test for the V12 Vantage project.

The car, which was revealed at last month's Geneva Motor Show, comes with Aston Martin's well-known 6.0-liter V12 powerplant that can generate 510hp (380kW) and a top torque of 420lb-ft (570Nm).

Essential safety revisions, a reduction in weight and retuned suspension without aero improvements are the only distinctions between the new racecar and the production version. The racecar comes with a set of Pirelli P Zero Circuit Racing tires for performance enhancements.

Together with the V12 Vantage will also be the V8 Vantage that was observed in 2006 and motivated the design architecture for the Vantage N24 model as well as the GT4 racecar.

The V8 Vantage has entered and finished the 24-hour challenge for four times and has endured in excess of 20,000 miles altogether. There will be four other Vantage N24 racecars that will be joining the Le Mans and Richard Karner, the carmaker's Austrian dealer will be behind the wheel of one of them.

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

It’s quite safe to say that this generation marks the rise of the electric cars. For the past few years, automakers have been very busy trying to find the perfect...
by - March 28, 2017
Want to go for a sportier look, but don’t have enough cash to burn? Good news for future Ford Edge buyers, as the 2018 model year will have an optional...
by - March 28, 2017
Audi refreshes its portfolio as its go-faster division officially announces the release of six new RS models by the end of 2018. That’s quite a huge number of cars to...
by - March 28, 2017
Has Toyota started the production of a new electric supercharger? Well, a patent that was recently published indicated that they might have. And this electric supercharger looks more durable and...
by - March 27, 2017
The Tesla Model S has finally arrived in South Korean soil and is now available for test drive. But, there’s a catch. You’ll have to wait several months if you...
by - March 27, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries