The Aston Martin Vulcan that debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in Geneva, was not road-legal. The Gaydon-based automaker developed it as a track-focused hypercar to compete against the Ferrari FXX K and the McLaren P1 GTR. A new report from Autovisie says that the company is seriously considering a road-legal version of the hypercar, as a response to the customer demand.
Speaking to the Dutch publication, Simon Croft, Aston Martin’s Product Manager, said that the company doesn’t have a road-legal version like [its rivals] Ferrari FXX K and McLaren P1 GTR do, because the Vulcan was developed to be a track-oriented car right from the beginning. During its development, the company’s goal was to show its engineering capabilities. Built entirely on the basis of FIA approved components, the hypercar can be registered for any racing class under the FIA.
The Vulcan is a front mid-engined, rear-wheel driven and sports a 7.0-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine that produces power in excess of 800 bhp. Its production will be limited to 24 units, with each costing a jaw-dropping £1.5 mn or US$2.3 mn sticker-price. It will be available through the company’s VIP sales programme and Q by Aston Martin bespoke personalisation service.