Aston Martin has announced it is making final preparations for this weekend’s Nurburgring 24 Hour event in Germany. Two Aston Martin V12 Zagatos will be racing in the all-day and all-night event, a red version and a green version.
These two cars are some of the rarest modern supercars currently on the planet. But they won’t be kept locked up in a garage, not this weekend anyway. The red car, number 3, will be driven in the event by Aston Martin CEO, Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin’s Test Centre director, Wolfgang Schuhbauer, renowned Nurburgring master, Horst von Saurma, and Matthew Marsh.
The green car, number 5, will be driven by the Aston Martin One-77 Chief Engineer, Chris Porritt, journalist, Richard Meaden, Oliver Mathai and Peter Cate. The two cars are expected to do quite well at the event with plenty of testing on the north circuit already under their belts. Aston Martin Motorsport boss, David King, said in a recent report,
“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.”
Take a look at the preview video below for a bit of a taste of this weekend’s action. As always, the event is sure to present loads of thrills for all the sports car and motorsport enthusiasts out there.