Aston Martin V12 Zagato race cars headed to Nurburgring for final preparations

Aston Martin is going to be heading to the Nurburgring this weekend once again with the new V12 Zagato endurance race car concept for final preparations ahead of the 24-hour race hosted at the famous German circuit at the end of the month.

Competing in the 51st ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen VLN5 four-hour race on Saturday will be two examples of the V12 Zagato endurance race car

“This warm-up race – used as a test session ahead of the Nurburgring 24-hour race which takes place between 25th – 26th June – will be the first time two new V12 Zagato race cars have been in action together after one of the pair enjoyed its first running under race conditions at the 53rd ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup VLN race last month,” Aston said. “This weekend will be used to refine race setup and allow further driver familiarisation with the new cars on the gruelling 25.378km circuit.”

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At the 24-hour race next month, Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez will be leading the team in a V12 Zagato endurance race car. The sister car will be driven by Aston Martin One-77 Chief Engineer Chris Porritt, experienced sports car driver Oliver Mathai and automotive journalist Richard Meaden.

Click here for our original post on the Aston Martin V12 Zagato.

Refresher: Power for the Aston Martin V12 Zagato comes from a 6.0 liter V12 engine making 510-hp and a maximum torque of 420 lb-ft. The engine is mated to a six-speed automated manual gearbox with auto shift manual/select shift manual. The rear-wheel-drive model features an all round independent double wishbone with fully adjustable Multimatic DSSV dampers. The Aston Martin V12 Zagato will appear in the form of an endurance race car to compete at the Nurburgring 24 hour race.

– By: Omar Rana