The Racer's Group owner Kevin Buckler has never been accused of lacking ambition, and with last year's announcement that his TRG team would partner with Aston Martin Racing, the California-based sports car entrant professed his interested in campaigning the British cars in a variety of series.
TRG-AMR entries have been seen in the Pirelli World Challenge series and Grand-Am Rolex Series with V8- and V12-powered Vantages serving as the most familiar sights, but as Buckler confirmed to RACER on Saturday, his ongoing desire to develop an Aston Martin Daytona Prototype has been making progress behind the scenes.
“I'm working very diligently on developing a Daytona Prototype,” he said. “Aston Martin has been building an engine that would work in either P2 and DP, and I've been working with a chassis manufacturer that would use the front-end look of the V12 Vantage GT3 car, on a Riley, for example, like they've done with the Corvette body.”
Buckler wouldn't be drawn on the timeline for his Aston Martin DP project to be completed, but said he has a clear vision for where it's headed.
“The V12 engine sounds fantastic, but for what's being developed, that's not the exact package we're looking at,” he explained, intimating it would be a V8. “There's still a lot of work to be done, but the vision we're aiming towards, if you want to try and picture it, is to have two DP cars coming down the front straight at Daytona that look like a prototype version of the GT3 car.”