The Astons at the AutoSalon in Brussels

Yep, two car shows in one week! Saturday’s Interclassics event was all about classic Astons, but yesterday it was time to spot some new models at the AutoSalon in Brussels. I spent most of my time in Hall 12, the super car hall, where Aston Martin had a stand showing a Rapide S, a Vanquish and a V12 Vantage S. But two other Astons could be found in other halls, a V12 Vantage GT3 hidden away in the bike halls and a classic DB6 Vantage at the Vredestein stand.

Bilstein livery for the V12 Vantage GT3

Aston Martin has been fitting Bilstein dampers as standard on all Aston Martin road cars for quite a while. But now Bilstein has also become a primary technical partner for Aston Martin Racing’s competition programme at the N├╝rburgring. And this partnership has resulted in cool new livery for the V12 Vantage GT3: