Aston Martin Vantage N24 - Mäkela RGT
- Unique Aston Martin Vantage N24 rally converted by Mäkela Auto Tuning with no expense spared
- Past participant of 2015 Arctic Rally, 2017 Rallye du VAR and Goodwood Festival of Speed Rally Stage
- In as new condition with limited mileage and excellent technical documentation
- Comes with a very extensive spares package
- Ready for use and show-off in any GT Plus or RGT Rally
Have you ever seen a flying Aston Martin? Well, you have now and we are delighted to offer this one-off Aston Martin N24 Vantage Rally Car for sale.
At the 2006 British Motor Show in London, Aston Martin Racing (AMR) announced that it would build a limited series of special Vantage's that would compete in the Nürbirgring 24 hours (N24) endurance race. Over the next 2 years, a total of only 54 N24 cars were built which were modified from the stock Vantage with a front splitter and extended door sills, a full roll cage, racing fuel tank and other modifications to make the car race worthy. The brakes and suspension were also uprated while the 4.7 litre V8 engine received lightened and balanced internals and re-profiled cylinder heads. The end result was a Vantage N24 which was 250 kg (!) lighter than the standard road going Vantage.
Our car - VIN nr N24S035 - started life as the 2nd last Vantage N24 built after which it was raced by the German Bratke Motorsport team with "Stada" sponsorship in the Nurburgring Challenge and also in the 2012 Nurburgring 24 hours (the original DMSB Wagenpass listing the various races is with the car).
At around the same time, Finnish rally specialist Kari Mäkela started contemplating the idea of creating a state-of-the-art Aston Martin FIA R-GT rally car using his 40 years of rally experience. After having bought the Strada Vantage N24 from Bratke Motorsport at the end of 2014, Mäkela started a EUR 165.000,- (!) conversion project which included a Holinger sequential box, Intrax suspension, Motec engine management so as to show the car's capabilities in the R-GT class. A detailed overview with costing of the conversion is available on request and further information of the conversation can be found at www.mat.fi.
To test the freshly converted rally car's reliability and to show its capabilities, Kari Mäkela chose extreme terrain by entering the car in the 2015 Lapland Arctic Rally, an impressive 900km adventure in heavily undersnowed roads and outside temperatures of minus 25 degrees Celsius and more (Video footage can be found on Youtube). Not being totally satisfied Mäkela further improved the car's performance (the latest spec now showing 500 bhp) and this unique project was applauded by the press as "the rally car in OEM quality that Aston never built". To further expand its publicity and reputation Mäkela entered the car in the 2017 Rally du VAR where it was driven by the renown French rally driver François Delecour. A few months later, the "flying Aston Martin" was shown in the rally stage of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. A planned participation in the 2018 Monte Carlo Rally did not materialize and the car - with all technical documentation and spares - was sold to the current owner who has not used the car since.
This one-off Aston Martin Vantage Rally car is in extra-ordinary, as-new condition and is sold complete with all its spares (worth more than 35000,- EUR) from both its racing past as well as its current rally spec. All rally spares such as spare wheel sets, bodywork, etc. are new, unused items while the corresponding Motec soft- and hardware also comes with the car. There is even a 2mx2m promotion backwall board displaying the car and its specifications! All spares are listed and properly packaged.
The documentation coming with the car is extensive and includes all technical drawings of gearbox, suspension etc. and the FFSA and GT Plus homologation papers.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a unique Aston Martin Vantage N24 FIA R-GT rally car which can be enjoyed and shown at any of the world's prestigious rally events while it also has a prominent place in any discerning Aston Martin collection.
|Engine||4735 cc V8 90°|
|Max Power||500 hp / 7600 rpm|
|Max Torque||490 Nm / 6000 rpm|
|Top Speed||200 kmh for rallying / 310 kmh for circuit|
|Gearbox||6 speed sequential made by HOLINGER|
|Chassis & Body||aluminium / composite body panels|
|Brakes||BREMBO front 380mm and rear 330mm|
|Tyre size||275/35 R 18|
|Suspension||custom made 4 way adjustable made by INTRAX|
|Weight||1280 kg with 49% front and 51% rear|
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