INTRODUCTION: One of the big names of British motor racing history, Aston Martin, has unrevealed a new car designed to make the firm once again a major force in motor racing.
GOODWOOD, UK (VISNEWS RORY MCLEOD)
GV Press at Goodwood Racing track for launch of new Aston Martin
SV Stirling Moss in old Aston Martin, and press (2 shots)
GV New Aston Martin on track with Stirling Moss beside it, Old car drives up behind it
CU James Hunt seated in new Aston Martin Pull Back GV
BACK VIEW New car driving off, GV car drives off (2 shots)
GV New car round bend and into stop
GV New car surrounded by press
SV Stirling Moss beside new car, PULL BACK TO show James Hunt as well
SV Stirling Moss and James Hunt ZOOM UP Stirling Moss speaking
TRANSCRIPT: FARRELL: "It was over 20 years ago that Aston Martin become a world name in motor racing. In 1959 Astons won the Le Mans 24-hour race at an average speed of 112 miles an hour. It meant that Great Britain had won back the world sports car championship."
TRANSCRIPT (SEQ 12): STIRLING MOSS:"I think it's great news. I mean Astons build great cars. We had a great time in the sixties and I hope this car will be able to do what they did before".
REPORTER: "Are they going to, do you think? Is it a world-beater?"
MOSS:"It's too early to say, but it certainly looks good, and going on what James has said, it looks as though it will be very good for the start."
Background: INTRODUCTION: One of the big names of British motor racing history, Aston Martin, has unrevealed a new car designed to make the firm once again a major force in motor racing. The company hopes it will past success.
Nigel of the BBC looks back.
SYNOPSIS: That was 22 years ago. Now Aston Martin is back, with a new car especially aimed at the Le Mans 24-hour race. Beside the new car the old model, with veteran driver Stirling Moss.
Now, a new car and a new driver. James Hunt in the 423 kilometre-an-hour Nimrod Aston, designed especially for long distance racing.
Nimrod Aston, pioneered jointly by Nimrod Racing Team and Aston Martin, has a 5.3 litre, V8 Aston Martin engine, producing up to 600 brake horse power. It is just 100 centimetres high, with lightweight aluminum construction and glassfibre body.
A special so-called "slippery" design reduces air resistance and boots top speed. Stirling Moss spoke to journalists about the car.
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