Aston Martin unveiled the Vulcan in 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show. Priced at $2.3 million each, the Vulcan is Aston Martin’s entry into the rariefied world of track only hypercars with a limited production run of 24 cars only.
The Vulcan was apparently inspired by Aston Martin models circa 2015, such as the Vantage, the DB9 and the One-77 and to me, some of those design cues are very apparent. But having been earmarked for owners to gallivant around race tracks meant that Aston’s GT program substantially influenced the Vulcan’s design.
Considering the extreme nature of the Vulcan, Aston Martin has a set up a driving training program for Vulcan owners structured to get their skills built up until they are competent to go one on one with their Vulcan.
Bundled with the price of the Vulcan is a trip to a race track where owners get practice sessions setup for them to drive Aston Martin’s less extreme cars (including the V12 Vantage S, Vantage GT4, and the One-77), until they got good enough to drive their Vulcan with a instructor riding shotgun.
All in all, by all accounts, driving the Vulcan would be an insane experience. But since such insanity is astronomically above my means, I have to stick to ogling at its scale model.
This is a 1/36 model by Kinsmart who seem to have upped their cheap supercar scale model game in the last couple of years.