One Ethos – Aston V12 Vantage meets Gulf LMP1 Race Car

Aston Martin has released an awesome short-film bringing together two of it’s most iconic cars together on the same piece of road. Yes, I did mean to say ‘road’ rather than ‘race track’- for it’s on this private leafy stretch of tarmac that both cars seduce us with their looks and unbridled sense of power.

Entitled, ‘One Ethos’, Aston Martin have put together this video to show how closely connected its road and race cars really are. The Aston Martin V12 engine sits not just at the heart of the One-77, DBS, DB9, Rapide and V12 Vantage but also the 2010 DBR1-2 Le Mans race car.

The V12 Vantage was launched to critical acclaim in 2009, and in 2010, it arrived in the US. It has been the ultimate performance interpretation of the Vantage range featuring a 6.0 litre V12 engine producing 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS) and 570 Nm (420 lb.ft) and has been dynamically honed to deliver an unforgettable driving experience.

The V12 engined DBR1-2 is an Aston Martin LMP1 race car which competed throughout 2009 and 2010. It won the Le Mans Series in 2009 and achieved three podiums in 2010.

It’s the same engine that sits at the heart of these evocative driving machines.

In just two minutes of footage the connection is made between the two – one engine, one ethos. Enjoy.

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Here are a few screengrabs to give you taster for those of you unable to view the video on smartphones.