Mr. Bean trades in Mini for Aston Martin Vantage GT4


AstonMartinVantageGT4Not sure what the blue book value is on a 1977 British Leyland Mini, but looks like Rowan Atkinson (Blackadder, Mr. Bean) got a good deal. Atkinson will partner with Aston Martin chairman, David Richards for the Aston Martin British GT4 Challenge to be held at Silverstone on 22 May by driving the second leg in an Aston Martin Vantage GT4.

As Tellyspotting reported earlier this year, Atkinson is no stranger to racing and vintage cars. He has raced Astons in the past and, recently, had the enviable task of test driving the 2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 and comparing it to a 1997 McLaren F1. At about $1 million dollars each, Rowan’s answer? Get both as the Bugatti was a better car, but the McLaren was “special”. If you didn’t see his article and rationale in Octane Magazine, it’s a great read.

Works for me.