Wednesday, July 29, 2015
A Street-Legal Aston Martin Vulcan Sounds Like the Best Idea
What you see here is an Aston Martin Vulcan. And yeah, it is insanely cool. The track-only Aston Martin has an 800-horsepower V12 and isn’t certified to be anywhere on (or near, really) public roads. Actually, it’s even too powerful for GTE racing. But that first part could change if engineers really wanted it to. And they really want it to…if it means they’re going to sell even more of them.
Unlike the McLaren P1 GTR and LaFerrari FXXK, the Aston Martin Vulcan isn’t based on an already existing model. Whereas McLaren and Ferrari both have road-going versions of their track cars, Aston Martin isn’t so fortunate. The Vulcan was designed from the ground up as an absolute, hardcore, built-for-the-track machine. That’s it.