The Red Bull Soapbox Race 2017 begins today at Alexandra Palace in London, and this is Aston Martin Racing’s miniature version of the V8 Vantage GTE that won the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans.
A Soapbox Car doesn’t have an engine or motor, and relies completely on the gravity to move. Entrants are judged on speed and creativity of design. Le Mans winners Darren Turner (GB) and Jonny Adam (GB) will support Alex Summers, Aston Martin Prototype Operations Senior Engineer who has (been) volunteered to race the mini-Vantage.
David King, President of Aston Martin Racing said: “When taking on a challenge as big as this it is important to rally your troops and throw everything you’ve got at it. Aston Martin has enjoyed great on-track success with the V8 Vantage GTE so it was the obvious choice for the design of our soapbox entry. I don’t think we’ll be putting our race drivers in it though as we need them to be in one piece for their next World Endurance Championship race the following week!”
Fans can vote for the Aston Martin Racing team by visiting www.redbullsoapboxrace.com