If it’s a reliable supercar you want, then you might want to take a test drive in an Aston Martin DBS, DB9, or perhaps the more manic V12 Vantage, as the same engine that powers these magnificent looking cars, also lies at the heart of their ferociously quick Le Mans Series 009 car, which crossed the line in second place at last weekend’s 8 Heures du Castellet.
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It’s the Team’s second successive podium finish in this brutally competitive series and lead up to the world’s greatest motor race, 24 Heures du Mans in June.


It’s a tremendous result when you consider that this car is a production based Aston Martin and was consistently the second fastest car on the track behind the blisteringly quick diesel powered Audi R15 TDI, which looks more Alien than a man made machine.

The 009 Lola-Aston Martin completed 261 laps or 1,511 kilometres in eight hours and maintained its second position, despite no less than two punctures, with one of those occurring just 40 minutes before the chequered flag.

The other Aston Martin entry 008 also ran a faultless race coming home in sixth place, in what was their debut Series race.

Chairman of Aston Martin, Dave Richards said: “Yet another faultless performance by the team consolidating Aston Martin as the leading petrol car in the Le Mans Series”