In 2006 a near-production version of the V8 Vantage competed in the Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race. It finished a remarkable 4th in class and 24th overall – and was then driven home on public roads.
The V8 Vantage N24 then went on to achieve:
- 1st and 2nd in the 2007 European GT4 race at Silverstone
- 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in class at the 2008 Nurburgring 24 Hours race, followed by many more formidable results.
Bamford Rose success
The Bamford Rose team is responsible for many privateer Aston Martin N24 successes:
2011 AMOC UK GT4
Bamford Rose helps prepare the sprint championship-winning car. It goes on to finish the season with a podium position at the Silverstone Britcar 24hr race.
Euro GT4 N24
Bamford Rose helps prepare the highest positioned race car and assists in the preparation of the team Mathol Racing fleet of N24 race cars which specialise in VLN Nurburgring series.
2012 Nurburgring 24 Hours
The Bamford Rose partnership with Mathol Racing goes from strength to strength. At the Nurburgring 24 Hours race this privateer V8 Vantage entry finishes the grueling race ahead of two factory entered V12 Zagato race cars and two GT3 V12 Vantage race cars.
Working in a new era, Bamford Rose finds its inspiration in the original spirit, precision, dedication and expertise that inspired the factory’s original founders. The true engineering genius behind the factory was the engineer Robert Bamford. It is his name, combined with that of the first-ever new era Aston Martin race car, named Rose by the factory, which gives Bamford Rose its title and inspiration.