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Aston celebrates the V8 at Revival

07th September 2017
erin_baker_headshot.jpg Erin Baker

Aston Martin is celebrating the sporting glory that is the V8 engine at the Revival, with the new DB11 V8 and V8 Vantage AMR on display in the Earls Court Motor Show, alongside a 1980 V8 Vantage belonging to Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin.

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Andy Palmer bought his V8 Vantage in 2015 from Aston Martin Works, the company’s heritage division, in Newport Pagnell. “I admired that car throughout my teenage years”, said Palmer. “After going through the pain of realising it was well out of my reach when I passed my driving test in 1980, to be able to buy it now feels great, and it is a rare privilege to be able to take it to the Goodwood Revival to show it off.”

Goodwood Road and Racing has recently driven the DB11 V8 and will be able to tell all when the embargo lifts at the end of the month. The V8 Vantage AMR, meanwhile, showcases the new livery and more aggressive styling from Aston¹s new performance sub brand, AMR.

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Alongside the two new models sits a ‘glorious example’ of the DBR1. Only five were made; the first example built recently sold at Pebble Beach for USD22.5m, making it the most expensive British car ever sold at auction.

Among the Aston drivers taking part in the Revival will be Le Mans winner Darren Turner, who competes in the RAC TT on Sunday in an AC Cobra he will share with Rory Henderson, plus the St Mary’s Trophy in an MG Magnette and the Whitsun Trophy in a Ford GT. Marek Reichman, Aston¹s Chief Creative Officer, lines up on the track on Saturday in his 1960 Cooper T56 in the Chichester Cup.

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