Aston Martin Zagato: driven at the ‘Ring
Where better to test a bespoke prototype than the Nürburgring 24 Hour race?
Posted: 28 May 2012
Getting into it is another shock, and requires the sort of yogic bendiness I barely had when I was 20, never mind 40. But it instantly feels right once you're strapped in. The dash architecture is much the same as the regular Vantage, but the buttons are all pure racecar in function and there's carbon all over the place. Trip the ignition switch, and fire her up...
Another huge shock. This thing is loud. And hot. I mean, LOUD and HOT. We haven't even exited the pit lane yet, and already I'm being soaked in noise and heat. Porritt says that it can get up to 40°C in here during a race, and the makeshift pipe funnelling cold air through a hole in the driver's window is as effective as an emphysemic OAP.