Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a rabid fan of Aston Martin. These cars are sexy, elegant and ooze out class from every seam in their bodywork. Last week I was lucky enough to check out their new 4-door Rapide in person at the New York International Auto Show and damn if this thing didn’t impress me. Not resting on looks alone Aston Martin has now announced that they’ll be entering the new Rapide in the grueling 24hrs. race at the Nürburgring. Aston also states that apart from a few mandatory changes to comply with race regulations, the Rapide will remain mostly stock.
Dr. Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin’s Chief Executive, states:
“This race represents the ultimate final engineering durability test for any sports car – it subjects the car to the toughest possible assessment under public scrutiny.
“The Rapide has the capability to carry four people in comfort but first and foremost it is a sports car and we will subject it to the same tests we would our other sports cars. We already have a proven track record at the Nürburgring racing our road cars with limited modification and in recent years we have enjoyed success in winning the SP8 class both in 2008 and 2009.”
Read more about it at: AstonMartin.com