Spy Shots: A Racing Rapide On The Ring

News I By Brandon Turkus I April 20, 2010

Our spy photographers have been hard at work lately. On top of the near-production metal running around, we received these photos of the Aston Martin Rapide racecar during a shakedown for next month’s 24-Hour race at the Nürburgring.

The Ring has been the place where both the V8 Vantage and V12 Vantage received their baptism of fire, and the same treatment is in order for the Rapide.

Modifications are limited to slick tires, racing wheels, a gutted interior, and some suspension tweaks. There is also a host of safety equipment being added to keep the drivers safe if things go wrong. Look for the Rapide racer at the Ring on May 15 and 16.

Scroll down for our spy photographer’s comments.

Last week Aston Martin announced that they will take part in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring with the new Rapide and today we shot some photos of the race version during some testing. With just less than a month left until its race time, the guys over at the racing department at Aston must be pretty busy. This weekend the race Aston will get its first racing experience while taking part at a 4-hour race here at the Ring. By the way, one of the drivers will be Astons own CEO Ulrich Bez.

The Guide to Road Racing: Winding Road Magazine's ultimate guide to getting your start in racing.

Table of Contents

Related Articles

Mercedes-AMG ONE Finally Begins Production

Years of delays due to getting the Formula 1 1.6 liter engine to coexist on city streets, we are nearing the finish line with deliveries slated to start before the end of the year.

August 15, 2022
Out Now: Chasing the Dream Season 4

Chasing the Dream is a documentary series produced by Formula One Management as a result of the success of the related Netflix docuseries, Formula 1: Drive to Survive. The series takes a behind-the-scenes look at the FIA Formula 2 Championship, and tells the stories of the young drivers who are clamoring to make it to Formula 1.

August 15, 2022
Tesla Model Y First in Line for Longer Range M3P Phosphate Battery

The world’s largest EV battery maker CATL recently announced a novel Kirin battery technology that allows for higher energy density than Tesla’s 4680 battery cells in the same footprint.

August 12, 2022
Eye-Catching “Crystal Sphere” Added to the Genesis GV60

Genesis has announced the all-new GV60 electric SUV will carry-over an eye-catching piece to the interior, first seen in the Genesis X concept car.  Being the company’s first electric vehicle, we are excited to see the innovation in their design of the interior. 

August 12, 2022
Ford Bronco Heritage!

We’re digging the just-unveiled 2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Limited Editions!  Due out next year, Ford is only building 1,966 units of each Heritage Limited Editions

August 12, 2022


Get the latest driving and racing news straight to your inbox.

no thanks

Begin typing your search above and press return to search.