Only a few days to go… This weekend, from Sunday 17:00 to Monday 17:00, the 24 hours race of the Nürburgring will be held, on the infamous Nordschleife track.
Aston Martin Racing will compete in the 24 hours race with 3 cars:
- The Bilstein-liveried V12 Vantage GT3 (shown above).
- Another V12 Vantage in close-to-production specification.
- The first hydrogen-powered race-car, a Rapide S.
Next to that, 4 other Aston Martins, non-factory teams, will enter the race.
The famous 24-hours race is enough reason by itself to drive down to the Nürburgring again (last time I was there is less than 2 weeks age), but there’s two other reasons I just have to be there:
1. The presentation of the CC100
The CC100 is a new V12 Vantage based car, of which only two will be produced. The original press release about the CC100 tells us it will be a two-seater, open top car (no top at all), without doors and with a styling that is influenced by the classic DBR1 racer.
I know, that’s not a lot of information. Hopefully, I will be able to tell you more this weekend.
In any case, I can’t wait to see it!
2. The Parade Lap
The Aston Martin Parade Lap is part of this years centenary celebrations. Prior to the race, at 13:00, a large group of Aston Martin owners will do a 50 km/h Parade Lap around the Nordschleife, led by sir Stirling Moss in a DBR1 and Ulrich Bez in one of the CC100’s.
Of course I will be joining the Parade Lap too, with both my red V12 Vantage and my blue V12 Vantage Roadster. Very much looking forward to this lap around the Green Hell.