The 24 Hours of Nurburgring endurance racing competition is slowly approaching its start date, taking place between May 15 and 16. As such, quite a few carmakers are announcing their participation in the prestigious event.
Aston Martin is the latest to join the pack consisting of brands like Lexus, with LFA race cars, Peugeot, with its RCZ 200 Ans, or Porsche with the 911 GT3 R Hybrid. But while the entry of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage was obvious, seeing as how the car won the previous two races in the SP8 category, the British carmaker shocked everyone, as it will also race a near-stock version of its Rapide super sedan.
That’s right, it seems that while many race cars will only be able to seat two, Aston Martin will be able to ride around with all of its drivers inside the racing car (although they won’t do that). What’s also impressive is that just a few modifications were made to make the Rapide race-worthy.
These mods include stripping the interior of excess weight, adding extra safety features, fitting new adjustable suspension and slick, racing tires. Aston’s CEO, Dr. Ulrich Bez, will be leading the team, comprised of factory drivers, at the Nurburgring endurance event.
Source: Aston Martin
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