Nürburgring 24-hour Race

05.26.10

Aston Martin takes double class podium

Aston Martin triumphed over adversity in the closing hours of the 38th ADAC Nürburgring 24-hour race in Germany after encountering a number of challenges in a highly eventful final quarter of the race (May 16th, 2010). Featuring the AMVOX2 Transponder on its livery, the new four-door Rapide, recorded a hugely impressive podium finish in the SP8 class after running faultlessly throughout the 24-hours. Meanwhile, featuring the latest AMVOX5 World Chronograph on its livery, the factory-entered V12 Vantage having spent time out of the race owing to a combination of driveshaft and fuel pump issues mounted a dramatic comeback thanks to a blend of impressive lap times, efficient team work and a little help from another Aston Martin. After taking the wheel for the final stint in the Rapide, Aston Martin Chief Executive, Dr Ulrich Bez said: “Our main objective was to come here with our new four-door Rapide, just as we would with any of our sports cars and prove its ability and reliability in what I strongly believe is the toughest race in the world. The car we ran in this race featured some weight savings, a standard production six-speed automatic gearbox, standard engine and FIA approved safety modifications. We have succeeded in what we set out to achieve.” Since 2004, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin share the same passion for precision and excellence. Discover more images, sign up for LeClub.