Aston Martin Rapide In Two Endurance Races

June 21, 2011 at 8:44 am

Aston’s luxury four-door coupe is extending its motorsport portfolio by taking on two endurance races in Europe and America on the same day.

The Aston Martin Rapide will take to the track for a 24 hours endurance run to be held at Spring Mountain Motor Sports Ranch, Nevada, starting on June 25th. Drivers from Aston Martin and Road & Track Magazine will run the Rapide road car simultaneously with Aston Martin’s participation in the Nürburgring 24-hour race in Europe, demonstrating the durability of Aston Martin’s four door sports coupe as well as raising money for charity.

Aston Martin Rapide In Two Endurance Races rapide1

There has been reports of cut production and slow sales about the Rapide recently, but such events can bring it back to the center of attention.

The Rapide combines sports car performance and Aston Martin craftsmanship with the everyday practicality of four doors. At the core of the Rapide lies a hand-built 6.0 litre V12 engine giving a power output of 470bhp and the standard feature Touchtronic automatic gearbox allows the driver to shift gear automatically or manually, allowing for a more refined or engaging driver experience as desired.

We will keep you posted don the results of both races.