Aston Martin has recently announced the V12 Vantage GT3 will compete in this weekend's ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours.
Dressed in Bilstein livery, the Bilstein-sponsored car will be driven by a team of experienced Aston Martin Racing's works drivers, including Darren Turner (GB), Stefan Mücke (D), Allan Simonsen (DN) and Pedro Lamy (PT).
Motivation is provided by a modified 6.0-liter V12 engine that can produce more than 600 hp and 700 Nm of torque, but it is restricted by race regulations to approximately 550 hp.
David King, Director of Special Projects and Motorsport at Aston Martin, said: "This remarkable race, with more than 200 starters, has grown enormously in status since we first entered a nearly standard V8 Vantage back in 2006. It is fitting that our most ambitious and competitive entry yet coincides with our centenary year, but we face a tough challenge from more than 30 world-class GT3 entries, with the German sports car manufacturers in particular represented in force."