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.