Aston Martin Vulcan Now Licensed To Unleash Its 700 HP On The Road

Owners of the British track-only brute will, from now on, be able to make their ride street legal if they so wish.

Upgrades performed on the Vulcan will be carried out by RML, an engineering company unrelated to Aston Martin, and work is expected to take about three months on each example, with focused to be placed on key areas such as safety, ride height, gear ratios and other changes that might be requested by customers.

Speaking with Autocar on the subject, the manufacturer’s Chief Executive Officer, Andy Palmer, said: “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 David King (special projects boss) 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.

Before getting approval, which will be a huge fuss in the United States where two examples were delivered, the supercars will have to get their engine emissions checked and to go through some crash test simulation. Palmer recommends that the roll cage should be left in, because if removed, “you can’t take it onto the track“.

RML hasn’t announced the exact price of the road conversions, but it’s expected to stand in the six-figure zone, which is quite understandable, since each of the 24 examples of the Vulcan costs $2.3 million. The Vulcan is Aston Martin‘s most powerful product ever and it goes up against track-only hypercars from Ferrari and McLaren, such as FXX K and P1 GTR respectively.

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