Hop On Board The Aston Martin Vulcan For A Lap Of Le Mans

With only 24 examples to be made and each selling for more than $2 million, the Vulcan is going to be a very rare beast.

The latest clip from Aston Martin was shot on-board a Vulcan as it lapped the Circuit de la Sarthe – which as any racing fan could tell you, is home to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the most famous endurance race in the world.

The track is familiar territory for Aston, which has taken three class wins since Aston Martin Racing was established in 2004. In the past, the British brand took overall victory there way back in 1959 with Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori driving the legendary DBR1.

While race cars are subject to the regulations of the series and format in which they compete, the Vulcan was, like the Ferrari FXX K and McLaren P1 GTR, designed with no such limitations. So while the Vantage GTE (like the one that took Aston’s most recent Le Mans class win) packs a 4.5-liter V8 good for less than 500 horsepower, the Vulcan is powered by a 7.0-liter V12 rated at 800 hp – and at less than 3,000 pounds, weighs only 250 pounds more than its racing counterpart.

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