Final preparations are underway for Aston’s Gorgeous new Zagato V12, which is all set to tear up the ‘Ring in the 24-hour race by the end of this month.
Two examples of the V12 Zagato endurance race car will be on the grid at the 51st ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen VLN5 four-hour race, which is a warm up for the main event on 25th – 26th June. This weekend will be used to refine race setup and allow further driver familiarisation with the new cars on the gruelling 25.378km circuit.
The Zagato V12 is based on the Vantage V12 ad has the same engine and drivetrain. The car has won the Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes at its first public appearance at the Villa D’Este Concours last month. The racing version has been modified with some racing stuff such as the front splitter and the big rear spoiler and racing diffuser.
As for the drivers lineup, Aston Martin Chief Executive, Dr Ulrich Bez will lead the driver team joined by the company’s Nürburgring Test Centre Director, Wolfgang Schuhbauer plus experienced amateur racer Peter Cate in the first of the two V12 Zagato’s. The sister car will be driven by One-77 Chief Engineer Chris Porritt, experienced sports car driver Oliver Mathai and automotive journalist Richard Meaden.