Could Aston Martin’s $2.3M Vulcan, the logical supercar, be the next big thing? You should be warned though, it’s not for the faint of heart.
First you need something a little lighter. Get yourself trained in the fine art of gas-guzzling, extremely loud and incredibly dangerous driving by trying on something like a 540 horsepower V12 Vantage S. Or the $1M One-77 built five years ago. A car so limited edition, each one was hand-made. After you’ve grown old in one of these two, then maybe you will be ready for what this otherworldly machinery has to offer.
But if you really, really want to try what the Italian car builder has in store for us motoring enthusiasts, then I suggest you run right now to the nearest dealership: they made only twenty-four!
If you still have time to read though, I think you will want to know it is worth every single dollar of those two and a third million. I’ll start with what it doesn’t have: it has no paint job, it has no radio, it has no air conditioning, and, of course, no leather interior. For all these extras, of course they charge you more.
But here’s the bigger deal: you can’t drive it on the streets. The Vulcan is a track only car. It was built so that it could enter Le Mans right out of the factory. And win. It’s right up there with the $3.3M McLaren P1 GTR, or the Ferrari FXX K. The latter produces only one thousand horsepower. Compared to it, the Vulcan would seem like a younger brother:
With its 800 hundred horsepower seven liter V12, it can run to 60 in less than three seconds. It can achieve over 200 mph, and it has “track-derived pushrod suspension with anti-dive geometry.” I would buy one just for how cool that sounds.
And, of course, the most stand-offish feature the Vulcan has is, logically, its U-shaped steering wheel. Here’s what it can do: start the car, pull into neutral, limit speed for going to the pit, indicate turns, flash-to-pass, change gear, adjust ABS, adjust traction control, and wipe your windshield.
So, if you want a big piece of carbon fiber with an engine, and a steering wheel, and feel that your pocket is too heavy with all that money, go right ahead and take one of these tamed beasts out for a stroll.
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