Aston Martin released new pictures of the V12 Zagato racer in its official racing livery, as they are putting the final touches to the cars.
Two Zagato V12s will be taking part in this year’s Nurburgring 24 hours on 25 and 26 June, nicknamed ‘Zag’ and ‘Zig’.
The number 3 race car, nicknamed ‘Zag’ (red) and will be piloted in the 24 hour race by Aston Martin CEO, Dr. Ulrich Bez, the company’s Nürburgring Test Centre Director, Wolfgang Schuhbauer and automotive journalists Horst von Saurma and Matthew Marsh.
The green V12 Zagato (nicknamed ‘Zig’) – car number 5 for the race – will be driven by One-77 Chief Engineer Chris Porritt, experienced sports car driver Oliver Mathai, automotive journalist Richard Meaden and experienced amateur racer Peter Cate. It was prepared by the small team based at Aston Martin’s global headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire.
The Zagatos will be joined by a V8 Vantage GT4 nicknamed ‘Smurf’ (not blue though, orange) and three further customer team V8 Vantages. The 39th ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hour race starts at 4pm CET on Saturday 25 June.
Aston Martin’s Head of Motorsport, David King said: “Our entries this year extend our Nürburgring racing philosophy. For five years now we have signed-off our new products by entering a car which is as close to the road car as possible and subjecting it to the toughest 24 hour test on what best simulates the extremities of public roads. This year we go a step further by testing a car at prototype stage.”