Archive for the ‘Aston Martin’ Category

Manufacturers reported to have left industry test pool

Unconfirmed reports suggest that at least two manufacturers and one tyre company have opted out of the industry pool that use the Nürburgring as a test facility. If true, this would be the first tangible sign that concerns over the controversial plans by the Nürburgring’s private managers to increase costs have come to fruition. In […]

2010 N24 – Aston Martin post-race press release

Aston Martin didn’t manage a class win at the Nürburgring 24 hour race this year. But the big four door Rapide, nicknamed ‘Katie’, did the next best thing by placing second in the SP8 class. ‘Kermit’ the V12 Vantage put in a sterling performance to cross the line third in class after some mechanical issues […]

2010 N24 – Aston Martin pre-race press release

Aston Martin is returning with a factory presence at the Nürburgring 24 hour for the fifth race in succession. The V12 Vantage enjoyed a class win at last year’s race and is back with some fancy Meccano on its boot. Making its motor racing debut is the big four-door Rapide. Aston’s CEO Ulrich Bez will […]

Aston Martin Rapide to race at the Ring

Aston Martin’s new four-door saloon, the Rapide, will be racing at this year’s Nürburgring 24 hour race. As usual Aston’s CEO Dr Ulrich Bez will be at the wheel of the Rapide for the race, despite having the choice of the Vantage V12 as well. The Rapide will hit the track as close to production […]

Aston to the power of 12

Aston Martin will be tackling the Nürburgring 24 hour race this year with a new V12 Vantage. Aston claim the V12 racer is as close to the road going model as practicable, with just safety and weight modifications to make it suitable for the event. That means the drivers will have 510bhp and 570Nm at […]

Aston Martin V8 Vantage N400 video

One of the first articles featured on AUSringers was about Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage N400, so it only seemed right to post up this clip from UK’s Car magazine which I just stumbled across on YouTube. Sadly, it doesn’t feature the N400 at the Nürburgring Nordshcleife, which is a bit of a disappointment. But then, […]

Aston Martin DBRS9 to make Nürburgring debut

  Aston Martin recently confirmed their car and driver line up for the 2008 Nürburgring 24 hour race. The marque will be sending a DBRS9 and two Vantage N24s, which will compete in the SP 8 class for cars with engines over 4 litres. Driving the DBRS9 will be Tomas Enge, Stefan Mücke, Robert Lechner […]