Aston Martin Racing has revealed the first impressions of its new E85 racing car.
Known as the Vantage GT2, the new car is based on the V-8 engined Aston Martin Vantage road car. Aston Martin Racing is designing this car to run on either standard race fuel or E85 bioethanol (where regulations allow). In 2007, Aston Martin Racing successfully converted a standard DBRS9 to run on E85. (Earlier post.)
The new Vantage GT2 completes our product portfolio for 2008 with competitive cars now available in every category. Thanks to our experience with the DBRS9, we have been able to develop a bio-ethanol fuelled version, which will be eligible to compete in an increasing number of series now accommodating this greener fuel, including the American Le Mans Series.—Robin Brundle, Aston Martin Racing’s managing director