Red Aston Martin Vulcan Does Burnout at Goodwood Hill

The Vulcan name belongs to a big bomber designed to retaliate in the event of a global nuclear war. Just saying it puts the hairs on your back on attention, but Aston Martin chose it for the latest track tool to come from its laboratories.
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Forget about the Brexit; this thing could bankrupt the UK economy by itself. Even though only a few are going to be built, Aston took the time to create a custom carbon fiber tub.

The engine is from 7.0-liter V12 derived from Aston's racing GT3. A couple of episodes ago, Top Gear's Chris Harris made the Vulcan famous as the best car you can never drive anywhere.

That's because it's not a road car and the exhaust is too loud for every track in Britain. Harris had to go all the way to Abu Dhabi to get behind the wheel, yet one Vulcan was allowed to do its stuff at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Down below, you'll find what happens when a British rival for the Ferrari FXX starts torturing its rear tires. Red is, perhaps, not the best color for it, but it will still look good covered in bird droppings.

Not only were the engineers allowed to do anything they wanted, but so were the designers. Below the aviation-sized wing is a gorgeous set of taillights. The multitude of black carbon aero elements is well defined by white stripes, while the front... well, you can't see it, but it's good too.

As you've probably guessed by now, the Vulcan's main role is to create an exclusive track hypercar client base for Aston. If it works, there might be more, and already, they are working on a road-legal conversion.

Thanks to its race-only specifications, the Vulcan shaves 150 kilos (330 pounds) from the One-77, on which it's loosely based. That sounds like enough to compensate for adding a small nuclear payload, right?

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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