The Aston Martin Vulcan was showcased at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March and its production is limited to 24 units, all of which have already been sold out. The car is completely track-oriented and can’t be driven on the streets by the owners. Powered by a 7.0-litre V12 engine that develops over 800 bhp, the Vulcan costs an astronomical US$2.3 million and competes with the Ferrari FXX-K and McLaren P1 GTR.
A report from the Dutch media said that Aston Martin was contemplating to develop a road-legal version of the Vulcan hypercar or at least devolve the current model into road-legal ones, in response to the customer demand. However, it appears the task is not as easy as it seems.
Aston Martin will need massive funds and engineering modifications develop a Vulcan that can get an official license plate and thus the company won’t be developing a road going Vulcan.
When contacted by Road and Track for a comment on the possible road-legal Vulcan, the British carmaker stated: “While there has been some understandable interest in a road-legal version of the Vulcan, we have no plans for one and all our efforts now are making it the ultimate Aston track supercar.”
This latest development means that like the Ferrari FXX program, Vulcan owners will only get to enjoy their prized possession at track events organised by Aston Martin, although the car can also be registered for any FIA race group. This makes sense too as Vulcan was developed to showcase the Gaydon-based automaker’s engineering marvels and one can only experience its true potential on the track.
[News Source: Road and Track]