Artist Ian Cook (aka PopBangColour) created this Bugatti Veyron Art Car to be the main attraction at the Wilton Classic and Supercar Festival. This car, also called the BugARTi, is wrapped in classic Gulf colors and features the Aston Martin LMP1 “009” race car on its’ right flank. (The left side shows a Porsche 917 Le Mans car.)
The first time this red V12 Roadster was spotted, in the Netherlands, we already suspected it was heading towards Aston’s testcenter at the Nürburgring. And it looks like we were right, because today the same car was seen near the Ring. Luckily, this time we have better pics, taking by spotter “whoopyload”:
Richard Meaden of evo magazine gets to join Aston Martin engineer Ian Hartley to test a Vanquish prototype on a frozen lake in Sweden: Source: evo.co.uk
It looks like Aston Martin has started delivering the first V12 Zagato’s to customers, because the first cars are being spotted on the streets now. Earlier this month, GTSpirit already published photos of a dark silver car spotted in London. Then a few days later, a nice blue one was captured by a spotter in Switzerland. For me, the car looked awesome from the first shots at Villa d’Este, but seeing in a normal street situation really makes it clear how brutal it looks.
More V12 noise on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Two Vanquish’s being thrown around the bends of James May’s favorite testing grounds. One fully uncovered, one in camouflage. (why they’re still driving around with a camouflaged Vanquish is beyond me…)
Here’s a video of the V12 Vantage Roadster doing some test laps at the Nürburgring. Gotta love that roaring V12 noise. Can’t wait to experience that sound with the top down… Video from fastsportscardriver channel on YouTube.
Earlier this month, several car news sites published similar spy shots of what they claim is the upcoming Rapide S. This sportier version of the Rapide would get 40 extra horses (bringing it to 510 hp), a stiffer suspension, carbon ceramic brakes and of course a slightly altered look (confirmed by the camouflaged front and rear in these pics).