Aston Martin has officially entered the 24 Hour Nurburgring endurance race that is scheduled to take place this coming weekend in Germany.
Two of the four cars that Aston Martin will be racing include V12 Vantage GT3 racers. Just like in the production car, the racer has “aluminum VH architecture with a lightweight dry-sumped 6.0-litre V-12 engine”. However, to optimize weight balance, the engine will be set even further back in the vehicle.
The lead Vantage GT3, with the #007 designation, will be driven by Johannes and Ferdinand Stuck, the sons of triple Nürburgring 24 Hour winner Hans-Joachim Stuck, alongside Dennis Rostek and Aston Martin Racing factory driver Darren Turner. Stephan Mucke, Tomas Enge, Fredy Barth and Oliver Mathai will drive the second #006 racer.
In addition to the two Vantage racers, Aston Martin will return with the V12 Zagato. Rounding up the four factory-backed vehicles will be the V8 Vantage.