The drivers are happy to race anything with wheels.
The team at Aston Martin Racing are hard at work to score a GTE-class victory at this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, but when the drivers need to take a break, they get to enjoy the British sports car brand’s smallest vehicle since the Cygnet. This one looks like a lot more fun, though. The crew at Q by Aston Martin customized some Razor Crazy Carts, and the racers had a blast sliding the little machines on the famous track.
The brand’s Q branch showed as much dedication to these toys as if they were working on the personalized vehicles for the division's wealthy clientele. These custom Crazy Carts feature Stirling Green bodies with the drivers’ names on the side. To hold riders tight during big slides, there’s also hand-stitched leather and Alcantara on the seats and steering wheel.
The carts can’t lap the track as quickly as the drivers’ Vantage GTEs, but the racers still have a lot of fun riding the toys. “We’re a competitive bunch and as soon as the helmets were on, this race was no different,” driver Darren Turner said. Dubbing the sound of rumbling engines into the clip makes the action look even more exciting.
Source: Aston Martin
Gallery: Aston Martin Racing Razor Crazy Cart
ASTON MARTIN RACING BRINGS NEW CHALLENGER TO LE MANS CIRCUIT
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- Drivers take opportunity to discover some new “lines” at Le Mans
Aston Martin Racing - Razor Crazy Carts - 24 Hours of Le Mans
Thursday 16 June: Aston Martin Racing drivers have taken to the Le Mans circuit in something a little more tail happy, after trading in their 24 Hours of Le Mans V8 Vantage GTE challengers.
Ahead of the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the team’s factory drivers took to the track in uniquely modified Razor Crazy Carts. Despite pushing the carts to their limits, the trio managed to avoid a visit to the gravel traps, while discovering a new way to take on the Dunlop Bridge complex.
Trimmed and painted by Aston Martin’s ‘Q by Aston Martin’ personalisation service, the world famous drift and drive machines have been given the full bespoke treatment. Sporting a full hand stitched leather & alcantara seat, steering wheel and Stirling Green hand-painted body, the carts have received the same level of craftsmanship and attention to detail as the recently launched Vantage GT8; the car inspired by the V8 Vantage GTE racers at Le Mans this weekend.
Darren Turner (GB) of GTE Pro entry #95 said following his stint in the cart, “It’s always great to test something a little bit different and this was no exception. This is my 14th year here at Le Mans and I’ve never driven anything so sideways on this circuit. We’re a competitive bunch and as soon as the helmets were on, this race was no different.”
Richie Stanaway (NZ) of sister GTE Pro entry #97 added, “It’s a little bit wilder than my V8 Vantage GTE, but I’ve definitely mastered the 360o powerslide. When I’m not racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, you’ll now find me behind the wheel of this little racer instead.”