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New Aston Martin V12 Zagato Concludes Nürburgring Preparations

13 June 2011

11 June 2011 Aston Martin today concluded preparations ahead of the forthcoming Nürburgring 24-hour race after two examples of the companys new V12 Zagato endurance race car concept completed the 51st ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen VLN5 four-hour race on the famous German circuit.

Competing in the SP8 category, Aston Martins brace of V12 Zagatos; near production standard cars with only essential safety and aerodynamic modifications required for racing, took 2nd and 3rd place in class, equating to 15th and 39th overall in field of some 150 largely specialist cars.

The two new V12 Zagatos affectionately nicknamed Zig (green car) and Zag (red car) by the team - were in action in competitive race conditions together here for the first time having been unveiled just weeks ago at the Villa DEste Concours in Italy. Using this race as a final test session for the 24-hour race in a fortnight, both V12 Zagatos enjoyed a trouble-free run against the typically incident-fraught backdrop of a race at the Nürburgring.


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