Second Aston Martin Vulcan Arrives in the US
The second of those three cars has now arrived, a beautiful navy blue example.
It joins the first car, a burnt orange example, at Aston Martin Cleveland and presumably is available for sale. The orange one is currently listed at a cool $3.4 million.
That may seem steep but Vulcan ownership is an extremely exclusive club, given the tiny production run. The 24-car run, the number representing Aston Martin’s participation in 24-hour endurance races, is around half the size of production runs for rivals like the Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] FXX K and McLaren P1 GTR.
You can’t drive the Vulcan on the streets as it’s strictly a track toy. However, ownership grants you entry in a graduated driver training program led by Aston Martin factory racing driver Darren Turner. The first leg of the program recently got underway in Abu Dhabi.
Everything about the Vulcan is bespoke, from its carbon fiber monocoque chassis to its monster 7.0-liter V-12. The engine delivers a peak 820 horsepower and drives the rear wheels via a 6-speed sequential gearbox and limited-slip differential.
The Vulcan was first shown in 2015. It was one of two special edition cars launched by Aston Martin that year, the other being the Vantage GT12. It’s part of Aston Martin’s new plan to launch at least one all-new car plus two special edition models each year. This year we’ve already seen the DB11 arrive as the all-new car and the Vantage GT8 as one of the special editions.