First images of the Aston Martin Vantage DTM race car

R-Motorsport has released the first images of the new Aston Martin Vantage DTM race car as it completed a successful roll-out at Jerez in Spain.

Paul di Resta was driving the new car, completing a total of six installation laps earlier today (Monday).

“The car felt good right from the start,” said di Resta.

“The team has done an incredibly good job of bringing such a beautiful and highly driveable racing car onto the track in such a short time. Right from the roll-out, everything was working perfectly, and I immediately had a good feeling in the car. I’m now looking forward to it to the first test session tomorrow.”

The team will continue testing at Jerez tomorrow, then being joined by Audi and BMW. Di Resta will drive the first two days while Jake Dennis takes over the wheel on Thursday and Ferdinand von Habsburg on Friday.

Construction of the car has been managed by Vynamic GmbH, a joint venture between AF Racing AG and HWA AG, with several challenges during the very short development time.

“The technical team has done a terrific job. Getting the Aston Martin Vantage DTM car track ready in well under 100 days has to be a DTM record,” said R-Motorsport team principal Florian Kamelger.

“The car is an absolute stunner to look at, and the first impressions registered by Paul are promising. Although we still have a lot of work ahead of us before the season opener at Hockenheim, we can feel confident that we’ve got the basics of the car right.”