2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Racecar with Pictures
2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Racecar with Pictures. Aston Martin is placing the ultimate touches to its race formulations in preparedness for that most difficult round-the-clock race for all time – the annual ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hrs on 25 and 26 June, 2011 in which a brace of recent 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Racecar will participate.
A few days ago marks the next phase of the serious task which started once the 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Racecar was revealed in the Concorso D’Eleganza at Rental property D’Este in May 2011, winning the look award for Concepts and Prototypes. The show vehicle ended up being changed in to the number 3 race vehicle, nicknamed ‘Zag’ (red-colored) and will also be piloted within the round-the-clock race by Aston Martin Boss, Dr. Ulrich Bez, the business’s Nürburgring Test Center Director, Wolfgang Schuhbauer and automotive journalists Horst von Saurma and Matthew Marsh.
Additionally, a eco-friendly 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Racecar (nicknamed ‘Zig’) – vehicle number 5 for that race – was made by the little team based at Aston Martin’s global headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire. Zig is going to be driven by One-77 Chief Engineer Chris Porritt, experienced sports vehicle driver Oliver Mathai, automotive journalist Richard Meaden and experienced amateur racer Peter Cate.
Joining the Zagatos is a V8 Vantage GT4 passionately nicknamed ‘Smurf’ (now orange but formally blue) which is driven by Aston Martin Racing works driver, Darren Turner, journalist and experienced round-the-clock driver, Shinichi Katsura, Australian racer Take advantage of Thomson and seasoned Nürburgring pilot Jurgen Stumpf.
Three further customer team V8 Vantages is going to be competing over the past weekend getting the Aston Martin presence within the race as much as six cars with Mathol Racing (#62), Bratke Motorsport Team – AVIA (#85) and Team Pflanz (#75) driving Vantage GT4s within the SP10 class.
Aston Martin’s Mind of Motorsport, David King stated: “Our records this season extend our Nürburgring racing philosophy. For 5 years we now have signed-off our new items simply by entering a vehicle that is as near to the road vehicle as you possibly can and submitting it towards the most difficult round-the-clock test on which best models the limbs of public streets. This season we go one step further by testing a vehicle at prototype stage.”
“As always, the race will show a massive challenge inside a huge and progressively competitive area which is fraught with the unpredictable elements connected with racing in the Nürburgring. However, we’re excited through the potential we view in the 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Racecar within the testing we have completed which provides for us great expect the job ahead. We anticipate a secure, effective and enjoyable race for the teams and clients.”
Aston Martin’s presence in the Nürburgring marks the sixth successive time factory engineers develop a product sign-off test with what continues to be named ‘the most difficult round-the-clock race’ under public scrutiny. Since 2006, the marque has utilized the race to prove the reliability and sturdiness of their new models – first for V8 Vantage itself, then your new Sportshift transmission in 2007, some.7 litre engine V8 Vantage in 2008, the V12 Vantage last year, the 4-door Rapide this year, and today, more ambitiously, for that initial test of the new idea vehicle – the New Aston Martin V12 Zagato.
In the Nürburgring the roofs of both V12 Zagatos is going to be sporting a ‘Heart for Japan’ dedication included in Aston Martin’s support for that Tsunami sufferers of Japan. In May, Dr. Bez sold his company Rapide raising £100,000. Throughout the eventually get to the 2010 24 hrs Dr. Bez will hands the cheque to Toyota Boss, Akio Toyoda as well as their Donation Fund for workers within the Affected Disaster Area charitable organisation.