Aston Martin Unveils Latest Track Toy At Le Mans

Reveal

Not as quick as the Vulcan, but probably way more fun.

Aston Martin's been dipping its fingers in quite a few motorsports-oriented enterprises: Its long-running campaign in the World Endurance Championship, its activities in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship and its recent sponsorship of the Red Bull Racing F1 team that's partly resulted in a partnership to develop a hypercar as quick as a contemporary prototype racer. So, with the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance event taking place this weekend, Aston Martin's appropriately announced another new competition car to add to its stable.

Before you get excited, however, it's worth pointing out that this isn't perhaps what was expected. We certainly weren't anticipating it to be a tail-happy go kart when the press release turned up!

You Might Also Like
10 Incredible Small Cars We'd Love To See In The USA
10 Incredible Small Cars We'd Love To See In The USA
8 Awesome Used Nissans That Show How Cool The Company Once Was
8 Awesome Used Nissans That Show How Cool The Company Once Was

Still, at least it shows that, even in the build-up to one of the most demanding, serious and important motorsports events on the calendar, a works racing team can let its hair down for a moment and have a bit of light-hearted amusement before the mad rush to be ready for the Le Mans formation lap. Plus, those karts that were co-developed with Aston Martin Racing partner Razor look like a right hoot to hurl about. We can only imagine how much chaos would ensue if we were let loose in one of them in the confines of the CarBuzz offices.

WatchThe Extraordinary Nissan GT-R50 Being Built By Hand

It’s all about bending sheet metal the old-fashioned way.

Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

What's Hot