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Christopher Bruce2013-03-08 17:11:32

Aston Martin Partners with Bilstein for Livery of V12 Vantage

It will race in the Nürburgring 24 Hours

 
 
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The car will race in two VLN races before the 24-hour race for preparation

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has partnered with suspension company Bilstein for its car in the Nürburgring 24 Hours. The V12 Vantage GT3V12 Vantage GT3Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3United Kingdom, 2011 > present3 photos
entered in the race will wear a yellow and blue Bilstein livery, and it will work as the team’s technical partner.

The car will be driven by Aston Martin factory drivers Darren Turner, Stefan Mücke, Allan Simonsen and Pedro Lamy.

“Aston Martin has a long relationship with the Nürburgring; the circuit has been crucial to the testing and development of all of our recent road cars and we have been competing in the 24-hour race since 2006. In fact, last year, nearly ten per cent of the Vantage-based GT4 cars we have ever built raced there in VLN,” said Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez.

Bilstein engineers will be with Aston Martin in the pits for the race to provide technical support.

The Bilstein-liveries Vantage GT3 will make its track debut at the four-hour VLN race on March 23. It will also race in the third VLN race of the season on April 27. Both races are supposed to prepare the team to race in the 24-hour race on May 19 and 20.

Bilstein already provides the dampers for all of Aston Martin’s road cars.

Aston Martin will also enter a hydrogen-fueled Rapide into the race and is hinting at more entries.

Encyclopedia
Aston MartinAston Martin
Vantage (modern)Vantage (modern)
Vantage (modern) Gen.1Vantage (modern) Gen.1
V12 Vantage GT3V12 Vantage GT3
Engine
V 12
Displacement
--
Top Speed
--
Transmission
6, sequential manual
Maximum power
608 hp
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
--
price
$ 485.442
* based on United Kingdom prices
annual ownership cost
$ 1.153

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