Aston Martin Zagato: driven at the ‘Ring
Where better to test a bespoke prototype than the Nürburgring 24 Hour race?
Posted: 28 May 2012
"And we wanted to develop something that would commemorate the DB4 GT Z's 50th anniversary, but also work at the Nürburgring. The development team on the One-77 was nearing the end of that project, so we had some resource to tap into there.
"The priority here was absolutely to develop a racing car, and as the car is based on the V12 Vantage, we needed to work out what needed to change to make it effective on the track. The cooling, the exhaust system, a new flat under-floor to reduce drag... we've done a lot of work. As a test venue, the benefits of coming to the Nürburgring are huge - in terms of durability, stability, braking, traction tests... it has everything."