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Aston Martin wreaks havoc on Le Mans ... with Razor Crazy Carts?

Aston Martin wreaks havoc on L...
Aston Martin goes "Crazy" before Le Mans
Aston Martin goes "Crazy" before Le Mans
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Aston Martin drivers do a little "warm up" at Le Mans
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Aston Martin drivers do a little "warm up" at Le Mans
The special electric Crazy Carts feature Aston Martin trim
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The special electric Crazy Carts feature Aston Martin trim
Q by Aston Martin hand-painted the Crazy Carts 
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Q by Aston Martin hand-painted the Crazy Carts 
You won't be doing this in a Vantage GTE
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You won't be doing this in a Vantage GTE
Aston Martin just says "Crazy Cart," but these must be the adult-sized Crazy Cart XL, as opposed to the smaller, kid-focused standard Crazy Carts
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Aston Martin just says "Crazy Cart," but these must be the adult-sized Crazy Cart XL, as opposed to the smaller, kid-focused standard Crazy Carts
Aston Martin goes "Crazy" before Le Mans
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Aston Martin goes "Crazy" before Le Mans
Aston Martin on Razor Crazy Carts, Le Mans 2016
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Aston Martin on Razor Crazy Carts, Le Mans 2016
Aston Martin on Razor Crazy Carts, Le Mans 2016
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Aston Martin on Razor Crazy Carts, Le Mans 2016
A premium Crazy Cart, Aston Martin's ride features hand stitching and leather and Alcantara trim
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A premium Crazy Cart, Aston Martin's ride features hand stitching and leather and Alcantara trim
Specially trimmed steering wheel
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Specially trimmed steering wheel
No V8 or V12 engine, but the Crazy Carts do feature some authentic Aston trim
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No V8 or V12 engine, but the Crazy Carts do feature some authentic Aston trim
Aston Martin on Razor Crazy Carts, Le Mans 2016
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Aston Martin on Razor Crazy Carts, Le Mans 2016
The seat looks much comfier than the stock bucket thanks to the Q by Aston Martin treatment
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The seat looks much comfier than the stock bucket thanks to the Q by Aston Martin treatment
Razor's Crazy Cart gets the Q by Aston Martin treatment
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Razor's Crazy Cart gets the Q by Aston Martin treatment

When you're preparing for one of the world's biggest, most challenging car races, sometimes it's good to let the butterflies out of the cage and blow off some steam. Aston Martin Racing team members did just that when they parked their V8 Vantage GTE cars and dropped into the "cockpit" of something a little more compact and playful – Razor Crazy Carts specially dressed in authentic Aston Martin trim.

The Crazy Carts in question were prepared by the 'Q by Aston Martin' personalization service, receiving a hand-painted Stirling Green body, hand-stitched leather and Alcantara seat, specially trimmed steering wheel and other upgrades. Having tried our hand at Crazy Carting a few times ourselves, we know that any upgrade in comfort is sure to be a bonus - the Crazy Cart is a rather intimidating and foreign environment for a first-timer and definitely not the most comfortable.

Razor's Crazy Cart gets the Q by Aston Martin treatment
Razor's Crazy Cart gets the Q by Aston Martin treatment

"This is my 14th year here at Le Mans, and I've never driven anything so sideways on this circuit," Aston driver Darren Turner said of the experience. "We're a competitive bunch and as soon as the helmets were on, this race was no different."

At one point in the video below, two of the drivers even attempted to gain more speed during a head-to-head stretch by pushing off with their feet, like skateboarding. We guess when you're used to driving the 480-bhp Vantage GTE, a little go-cart, no matter how loose and slippery in back, feels a touch underpowered.

Watch all the Aston Martin Crazy Cart madness below.

Razor Crazy Carts - 24 Hours of Le Mans | Aston Martin Racing

2 comments
SaysMe
If they replaced every vehicle in the world with a crazy cart I would be very happy....
Runklmstiltzskin
Looks like lotsa fun!!