Video: Aston Martin V12 Vantage and Gulf LMP1 race car do some promo work

Aston Martin is helping to draw more attention to itself with the release of a video detailing the similarities between their famous V12 Vantage road car and their Aston Martin LMP1 race car . It may be a little cheesy and predictable, but at least it’s better than the negative attention other automakers are dealing with for all of their recalls.

The basis of the video is to inform all who care of the big 6.0L V12 engine that sits in about every Aston Martin, except for the V8 Vantage, of course. The stars of the video - the V12 Vantage and the LMP1 - do their part by taking what looks to be the scenic route to their destination.

The V12 Vantage arrived onto the market in 2009 before making its way over to the States in 2010. That same year, the V12-engined DBR1-2 LMP1 was fairing well in competition with a 2009 win in the LeMans series and three podium finishes in 2010. Both cars are seen in this video, helping Aston Martin drive their point home...literally.


Aston Rapide, DB9, and V12 Vantage has the same price tag and adding a little more money would dumb you to but DBS. But still I can’t get over to the ugliness of the hood.

V8 performs good. And I think its the most common engine that was used in the market right now.. I haven’t drive a car that was powered with v12 so I can’t comment any further.

I think it is a great idea to link the racing team to its manufacturer. It shows how good they are and how they are growing in the automotive and racing industry. Great video, also very creative. Pity you can’t hear much from their respective exhausts, must sound great!!! I look forward to see the new 2011 LMP1 at Le Mans.

Just last month, Aston Martin won the FIA GT1 Championship using their Race Spec DB9. Their competition were race spec versions of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Lamborghini Murcielago R-SV, Ford GT, Maserati MC-12 and the Nissan GTR. Sure, there was no Porsche, but they sure showed that their V12 cars can take on cars like Lambo Murcielago (which also uses a V12).

Le Mans endurance racers undergo initial shakedown tests, with the public in attendance.

Aston Martin Racing took out its LMP1 Le Mans race car for the 3,500-strong public to see at the Paul Ricard Circuit.

totally agree with you bro, v12’e engine is heavier and the LMP1’s weight is lesser in this case the challenge is tight but in handling the LMP1 reigns supreme.

nice v12 is just right for competing the LMP1 race car. i bet this challenge is about weight and power... v12 is kinda heavier than the LMP1.

I’d love to hear that without the music but what a glorious noise that V12 makes, to be honest the V8 sounds great as well.

I go for the v12 Vantage the vantage v12 is more fun and the engine noise is dang so good... you can hear and at the same time the power of the engine is there.

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