40-Year-Old Aston Martin Bulldog Gets Closer To 200 MPH Record

Sadly, the project was scrapped by chariman Victor Gauntlett before Aston Martin could achieve its goal due to high running costs. Over 40 years later, the Aston Martin Bulldog will re-attempt its failed 200-mph run to fulfill its original destiny. In preparation, the one-off prototype is currently undergoing a thorough 18-month restoration by Classic Motor Cars.Overseeing the restoration is Victor Gauntlett’s son, Richard Gauntlett. Progress on the restoration is going well and Gauntlett is confident the concept will be running by the end of the year before the record attempt. Attempting the 200-mph run will be Aston Martin factory driver, Darren Turner, who will also be overseeing the final setup and testing stages of the project.
Source: carbuzz.com