No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, this is Aston Martins new Vantage Model. Based on the V8 Vantage GTE Race Car which recently won it’s class at Le Mans, this model is only built for one thing and one thing only – going downhill as quickly as possible!
Say Hello to the V8 Vantage GTE Redbull Soapbox Racecar, an Aston Martin Racing Official Soapbox Racer for the famous Redbull Soapbox Race, now instead of a V8 or V12 engine this only has one thing powering it and that’s gravity.
So why are Aston Martin doing this? well when they first came out, Aston’s were raced in Hill climbs around the UK and were rather successful so this should hopefully tip things on their heads in quite a lot of ways, also Aston Martin have a successful Innovative Partnership with Redbull themselves.
Entrants are judged on multiple things which include Speed, Creativity of Design and Showmanship and this is where Aston Martin should have the upper hand as both Darren Turner & Jonny Adam will be there to help support Alex Summers who will be piloting the GTE Soapbox Racer.
Now I’m not into Soapbox racing that much as i’ve never really sat down and watched it properly, but now that Aston Martin are getting involved i need to watch it and see how well they do – and you never know, i might enjoy it that much that’ll watch it properly from now on.
if anyone is interested in watching it, it’ll be on TV tomorrow (10/07/17) at 5PM (GMT) on Dave (Sky 111, Freeview 12, Virgin 127), i’ll certainly be watching out for the Aston Martin and how they do!
Hope You Enjoy!
By Alex Jebson