THE Aston Martin Bulldog it is one timeless creation of the Britishknown for the multiple attempts it has made in the past to break the barrier of 200 mphthe 322 km/h. The first attempt was made 1979when the prototype set its first goal: to become the fastest production model in the world.
Of course, things did not go as she expected Aston Martinsince the Bulldog did not manage to overcome the 307 km/heven though the company intended it for performance that would touch up to 381 km/h.
Him February 2020, the British company Classic Motor Cars undertook the restoration of the vehiclewhich, according to her engineering crew, she would hold 18 months. Then, the Bulldog he would try again to “break” the speed record by reaching them 200 mph.
And he did. THE Classic Motor Cars announced last June that the iconic British model had achieved its goal. More specifically, the Bulldog touch them 205.4 mph (330.6 km/h) in the effort he made to former NATO base in Scotland, Machrihanish. Behind her steering wheel was, as it had already been revealed and planned, o Darren Turner, three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and its factory driver Aston Martin.
“It’s a truly emotional moment to be closing the chapter on 45 years of the amazing Aston Martin Bulldog. The team that created it and the team that brought it back to life are rightly celebrating their world-historical achievements and it’s very exciting to see the fruits of their hard work.” said the Richard Gauntlettcurrent owner of Bulldog.
THE Classic Motor Cars revealed that the process of restoring the vehicle took time 7,000 working hours. It is an achievement that was certainly worth both the effort and the waiting for more than 40 years.