Aston Martin V12 Zagato hits Nurburgring image

The Aston Martin V12 Zagato endurance race car concept has completed its first run under racing conditions in the 53rd ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup VLN race at the Nurburgring.

For those who don’t know, the V12 Zagato concept won Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes.
Decked out in full race trim, the V12 Zagato only completed a couple of scheduled laps of the famous circuit though it’s set to make several more appearances over the coming weeks as the VLN series progresses.
It finished just five laps before it kicked the bucket.

But that’s alright, because other works entries from Gaydon fared better (including a second-in-class finish for one of the factory’s V8 Vantages), and the Zagato racer will be back next month, in tandem, for a full-on assault.

“For V12 Zagato today was all about working on our race setup and developing the car ahead of the 24-hour race. Clearly, the car is still in the very early stages of development having only been unveiled a week ago and it was important for us to take as much learning and data as possible from today and give our drivers chance to familiarize themselves with the car,” stated Aston Martin’s Head of Motorsport, David King.