Yesterday the yearly BIG 5 series of Aston Martin events was kicked off at the Nürburgring, with the track day on the Grand Prix track (GP Strecke). Eighteen customer Aston Martins joined the track day, including three (!!) One-77’s, plus several demo Astons in special colors.
I joined the event with my Fire Red V12 Vantage (still my preferred track tool) and had a great time. Luckily the weather was a lot better than at last year’s “slippery when wet” edition 🙂 This time, it was dry the entire day, even with a bit sun in the afternoon, resulting in ultimate grip with my semi-slick P-Zero Corsa tyres.
Of course I was driving most of the day, but between sessions I found the time to take photos of the Astons in the pit lane and some fly-by shots of the One-77’s in action. I also have shot some video of my own laps, taking with a camera attached to the windshield. A compilation video will follow as soon as I have processed the material.
Colourful Astons in and behind the pit lane
By now you know I like Astons with real colours (as opposed to the usual funeral-style outfit). These are my favourites of the day, found in the pit lane and in the parking area behind the pit boxes.
V8 Vantage SP10 in Gulf outfit:
V12 Vantage S in Stratus White with orange striping by Q:
V12 Vantage S in Yellow Tang, with the optional graphics pack:
V12 Vantage S x 2, in Cobalt Blue and Stratus White:
Vanquish in Flame Orange:
And my favourite: V12 Vantage S in Viridian Green!