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Silverstone welcomes Aston Martin Test Centre and launches new fleet of Aston Martin V8 Vantage cars

Author: Katie Tyler Published: 21st June 2018 12:04

Silverstone, the Home of British Motor Racing, is delighted to announce that Aston Martin has chosen the circuit to be the new base of their testing and development programme.  Silverstone, the Home of British Motor Racing, is delighted to announce that Aston Martin has chosen the circuit to be the new base of their testing and development programme. 

Silverstone, the Home of British Motor Racing, is delighted to announce that Aston Martin has chosen the circuit to be the new base of their testing and development programme.  Opening this October 2018, Silverstone will be a hub for Aston Martin’s prototype vehicle testing with a particular focus on chassis dynamics and high speed-handling development.

This new Aston Martin test centre will be based in a dedicated and self-contained pit complex at Silverstone and will have exclusive use of a private circuit.  In addition to these facilities, Aston Martin will also have access to a variety of circuit configurations and dynamic handling areas at Silverstone on which to test their range of high performance cars.

Stuart Pringle, Managing Director of Silverstone, commented “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Aston Martin to Silverstone.  What better place for an iconic British luxury sports car brand to develop their cars than at the circuit that has been the home of British motor racing for 70 years?

“Silverstone has always had strong relationships with motor manufacturers and our dedicated automotive team are constantly developing initiatives to provide these brands and their customers with a platform to suit their individual needs.  The entire team is looking forward to working with Aston Martin and supporting their testing and development programme.”
  
Chief of Vehicle Attribute Engineering, Matt Becker said: “Every true performance car company needs a reference circuit and I can think of none more suitable than Silverstone. It is the perfect location to develop the next-generation of Aston Martins.”

To celebrate the arrival of Aston Martin at the circuit, Silverstone has purchased a full fleet of the new V8 Vantage sports car, which arrived at the Home of British Motor Racing on the very day they were released to the public.  Seven of the stunning 503bhp, 4.0 litre twin turbo sports cars, in identical and eye-catching Lime Essence, will be available for customers of Drive Silverstone to experience from July onwards. 

The chance to experience the 0-60mph in 3.7 secs performance can be secured at www.silverstone.co.uk/experiences/driving-experiences/aston-martin

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