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2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Race car

Aston Martin is placing one more variations to its competition arrangements in ability for the hardest 24 time competition of them all - the yearly ADAC Nürburgring 24 Time on 25 and 26 May, 2011 where a prepare of new Aston Martin V12 Zagatos will contend.

2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Race car
2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Race car

This few days grades the next phase of an serious venture which started when the Aston Martin V12 Zagato was revealed at the Concorso D'Eleganza at Apartment D'Este in May 2011, successful the Style prize for Ideas and Prototypes. The present car was then developed into the variety 3 competition car, nicknamed 'Zag' (red) and will be piloted in the 24 time competition by Aston Martin CEO, Dr. Ulrich Bez, the organization's Nürburgring Analyze Center Movie director, Wolfgang Schuhbauer and vehicle correspondents Horst von Saurma and Matthew Marsh.
2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Race car
2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Race car

In inclusion, a natural Aston Martin V12 Zagato (nicknamed 'Zig') - car variety 5 for the competition - was ready by the little group centered at Aston Martin's international head office in Gaydon, Warwickshire. Zig will be pushed by One-77 Primary Professional Bob Porritt, knowledgeable athletics car car owner Oliver Mathai, vehicle writer Rich Meaden and knowledgeable beginner speed Chris Cate.
2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Race car
2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Race car

Joining the Zagatos will be a V8 Advantage GT4 passionately nicknamed 'Smurf' (now fruit but officially blue) which will be pushed by Aston Martin Rushing performs car owner, Darren Turner, writer and knowledgeable 24 time car owner, Shinichi Katsura, Australia speed Rob Thomson and experienced Nürburgring head Jurgen Stumpf.
Three further client group V8 Vantages will be very competitive over the few days providing the Aston Martin existence in the competition up to six vehicles with Mathol Rushing (#62), Bratke Motorsport Team - AVIA (#85) and Team Pflanz (#75) generating Advantage GT4s in the SP10 category.
2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Race car
2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Race car

Aston Martin's Go of Motorsport, Mark Master said: "Our items this season stretch our Nürburgring racing viewpoint. For five decades now we have signed-off our new items by coming into a car which is as near to the street car as possible and exposing it to the hardest 24 time analyze on what best designs the limbs of community roadways. This season we go a phase further by examining a car at magic size level."

"As ever, the competition will provide an tremendous obstacle in a wide and progressively more very competitive place which will be filled with all the unforeseen components associated with racing at the Nürburgring. However, we are energized by the prospective we have seen from the Aston Martin V12 Zagato in the examining we've accomplished and that gives us excellent wish for the process ahead. We look ahead to a secure, effective and pleasant competition for our groups and clients."

Aston Martin's existence at the Nürburgring grades the 6th following time manufacturer designers finish an item or service sign-off analyze in what has been named 'the hardest 24 time race' under community analysis. Since 2006, the marque has used the competition to confirm the excellence and strength of its new designs - first for V8 Advantage itself, then the new Sportshift indication in 2007, the 4.7 liter website V8 Advantage in 2008, the V12 Advantage last year, the four-door Rapide truly, and now, rather more ambitiously, for the first significant analyze of a new idea car - the Aston Martin V12 Zagato.

At the Nürburgring the homes of both V12 Zagatos will be wearing a 'Heart for Japan' commitment as element of Aston Martin's assistance for the Tsunami sufferers of Asia. In May, Dr. Bez sold his organization Rapide increasing £100,000. During the develop up to this decades 24 time Dr. Bez will side the check to Toyota CEO, Akio Toyoda and their Gift Finance for Workers in the Influenced Catastrophe Area charitable organisation.