Aston Martin Vulcan Road Conversion Kit Confirmed by Chief Exec Andy Palmer

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The Vulcan is a track-only supercar, a rather rare and expensive one of those. Twenty-four examples will ever be built, each at $2.3 million a pop. In other words, the equivalent of 100 units of the 2017 Ford Fusion SE. If you wish to convert the Vulcan to a road-legal supercar, engineering company RML will gladly do it for a hefty amount of hard cash.
Speaking to the peeps at, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer spilled the beans on the subject: “When we went to market, there was hesitation from a few prospective owners because it didn’t have a road pack. We didn’t want to make it road legal from the start, because [special projects boss] David King and his team wouldn’t have been able to make such a stunning car in the first place, but RML said they had the ability to do it.”

Four or five owners are expected to convert their vehicles for the road. The problem with such a conversion is that the legislation in some countries is more restrictive than in others. On the one hand, it will be fairly easy to convert the Vulcan for road use in countries that offer single vehicle type approval.

On the contrary, it will be a huge fuss to get approval in the United States. Just think about the ordeal: meeting emission regulations, affixing road-legal lights, crashworthiness, and the list goes on and on and on.

There’s another problem that needs to be pointed out. Yes, it’s the roll cage. Can you imagine how hard it is to get in and out of this thing? Nevertheless, the “six-figure sum” road conversion kit will be worth it for those who want to drive the most hardcore Aston Martin ever made to the fanciest restaurant in town.

After all, you have 820 horsepower (611 kW) and a 7.0-liter V12 sound system to play with. For those people who don’t want to put a deposit and then wait for their Vulcans to be built, the used car market is your friend.

Back in January, Cleveland Motorsports of Ohio listed a Fiamma Red-painted Vulcan for an eye-watering $3.4 million. That’s $1.1 million over Aston Martin’s suggested retail price. Despite the hefty premium, somebody bought the Vulcan in question, the second example to be sold in the United States.

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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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