Aston Martin N24 V8 Vantage
Aston Martin N24 V8 Vantage to compete at Bahrain 24-hour endurance race
Aston Martin’s factory prepared, production standard, N24 V8 Vantage is to take to the race track again at the 24-hour race of Bahrain, 15-16 December.
As part of the continuing development of the N24 Vantage the car has been entered into the inaugural race at the Bahrain International Circuit, which will present different challenges to previous races at the Nürburgring.
Aston Martin Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez said: “The meeting at Bahrain is an opportunity to race in very different conditions which will be valuable experience for the team and the car. Although there will be fewer entrants compared with June, the circuit is far smaller, so we can expect a more intense race in warmer conditions.”
Designed and developed by the Aston Martin team at the company’s world headquarters in Gaydon near Warwickshire, the N24 Vantage is almost entirely production standard, including the engine and transmission. The only modifications made – for safety and pit-lane efficiency – include a full mandatory safety cage, special fuel tank and fire system, racing seat, and built-in air jacks.
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