Watch this, and you'll think you've died and gone to hypercar heaven.
Until the Aston Martin Valkyrie co-developed with Red Bull arrives, the Vulcan is by far the most vicious Aston Martin you can buy right now, with a naturally aspirated V12 engine producing an exhilarating 820-horsepower. There’s just one catch – unlike the Valkyrie, the Vulcan isn’t road legal, so the only way you can enjoy it is to take it out onto the race track. Aston Martin recently hosted a private event for Vulcan owners at the Circuit of Americas circuit.
If you’re fortunate and rich enough to own the $2.3 million hypercar, chances are you’ll be wanting to show it off and unleash its full potential. Out of the 24 Vulcans that exist, seven showed up at the event, and it’s a rare and spectacular sight to behold. Watching the video, you'll think you've died and gone to hypercar heaven.
Not only does its performance and rarity make the Vulcan special, it represents a dying breed of naturally aspirated hypercars as hybrids become increasingly prevalent – you can’t beat the sublime sound of a naturally aspirated V12, and the video documenting the event testifies that. The monstrous 7.0-liter engine is based on Aston Martin’s glorious GT3 cars, and the chassis is made entirely out of carbon fiber to keep the weight down, making it a glorious track toy to tame. If you’re pining to unleash the Vulcan onto the road, there is at least a solution. Engineering company RML will happily convert your Vulcan into a street-legal beast, which takes around three months to complete.
At least four or five Vulcans will be converted according to Aston Martin’s CEO Andy Palmer, but the cost of the conversion is said to be in the six figure regions. Not that this will probably matter to those who are able to afford a Vulcan in the first place, of course.