Aston Martin Vulcan: New Owners Go Through Racing School


Aston Martin Vulcan owners get the chance to explore the limits different cars at Abu Dhabi.

I love supercars.  I love seeing supercars on the road.  I love seeing supercars at auto shows.  I love seeing supercars at car events.

What I don’t like, is seeing supercars being driven far below the speed limit, or worse yet, driven illegally on public roads.

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Aston Martin brings racing school to Vulcan owners.  The Aston Martin Vulcan has a 7.0 liter, 12-cylinder engine.  It’s capable of over 820 horsepower.  It’s not easy to get that power to the ground, even in a world of traction control and stability control.  Aston Martin customers were allowed to drive a V12 Vantage S and a GT4 Vantage Race car, before driving their own Vulcan on Abu Dhabi’s F1 racing circuit.

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"Aston Martin Director of Special Projects and Motorsport David King commented: “Aston Martin Vulcan is a very special car and that is why we have developed a unique ownership programme. This includes specialist training so customers can drive it in the way it was intended. It has been great to see the first customer’s reactions after unleashing their very own Aston Martin Vulcan on the Grand Prix circuit here in Abu Dhabi.”Aston Martin Racing works’ driver and high performance development driver Darren Turner said: “The priority for all of us on the team was to produce a car that provides immense enjoyment for the customers. Judging by the reactions we have seen this week that goal has been achieved and surpassed."

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Such an experience is unique.  Not only is it thrilling to the new owners of the Aston Martin Vulcan, but it is also valuable as a teaching tool to advance an individual driver’s skill level.  Only 24 owners were sold a vehicle, and each one will be fortunate enough to have such an opportunity.