Aston Martin At Total 24 hours of Spa

July 29, 2011 at 9:48 am

Aston Martin is now more involved in motorsport than ever, and it shows with the lineup they’ve prepared for this weekend Total 24 hours of Spa race. Six Aston Martins will line up on the starting grid at Spa-Francorchamps for the Total 24 hours of Spa race, part of the Blancpain Endurance series. Four Aston Martin teams including Hexis AMR, GPR AMR, Ecurie Ecosse and Speed Lover will battle for 24 gruelling hours on the famous road circuit. So Aston has a representative in each and every class of the race. The number 3 car will be driven by French drivers; Pierre Brice Mena, Julien Rodrigues and Yann Clairay while the number 4 car will be driven by Henri Moser [...]

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

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Announced For 2012

April 14, 2011 at 10:09 am

Wave goodbye to the DBRS9 and say hello to Aston’s brand-new GT racer the Vantage GT3! Actually, not that fast. This car is still under development and will replace the the DBRS9 from the beginning of 2012 GT3 season joining Aston Martin’s racing cars lineup with the Vantage GT2, GT4, DBR9 GT1 and the AMR-One LMP1 to create the largest and most comprehensive range of Aston Martin race cars to date. It is based on the V12Vanatage road car and if anything it looks even better than that with all the added racing bits. Final figures are yet to be confirmed, but Aston officials want a maximum weight of 1250kg, engine performance figures of more than 600bhp and 700Nm. The [...]

Aston Martin Vantage S Edition

January 27, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S has the same philosophy as the Porsche 911 Black we’ve just been looking at. It’s for those who are bored with the regular version of Vantage and want something tougher, more exciting. This car is inspired by the Vantage GT4 race car and inherits some of its styling cues. But in terms of the powertrain, it only has 10 more horsepower than the current Vantage. But it gets an all-new seven-speed Sportshift II transmission specifically designed for the Vantage S. The chassis and suspension are also tweaked. Specification Body: Two-seat, two-door coupe or soft-cover convertible top body style Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure Aluminium, magnesium alloy, composite and steel body Extruded aluminium door side-impact [...]

Aston Martin GT4 Challenge Expands For 2011

December 16, 2010 at 11:12 am

Despite the current circumstances in which everybody is thinking of cutting costs and going green, Aston Martin, mercifully, sticks to good things and announced they’re bringing back the great V8 Vantage GT4 series in 2011. What’s more they confirmed new teams and new races for the new season! For 2011, Aston Martin Racing has increased the number of races to nine, including two rounds in mainland Europe at Spa Francorchamps and Dijon, as well as introducing two longer, three hour races. The grid size, which includes Aston Martin Vantage N24 and GT4 cars, is expected to grow to 20 cars, as more teams join the series in its second season. Provisional 2011 calendar: 30 April Silverstone (90 min) 14 May [...]