Aston Martin Zagato: driven at the ‘Ring
Where better to test a bespoke prototype than the Nürburgring 24 Hour race?
Posted: 28 May 2012
It's a long 24 hours. We shuttle between Jim Glickenhaus's P4/5 garage and the Aston one. Jim's obsessed with 1967, when the 330P3 and P4 dominated endurance racing, and the modern reinterpretation he's dreamt up with Pininfarina is his gift to himself and the rest of us.
It goes through so many gearbox linkages that he quips about talking to Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo about whether it's covered by warranty. The P4/5 finishes 40th, 23 laps behind the winning Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.