Aston Martin Is Readying Road-Legal Vulcan For Gumball 3000

The only street-legal Vulcan in existence is preparing to compete at this year’s Gumball 3000 “race”, and has just been previewed wearing a distinctive wrap.

The Vulcan gets its name from the Avro Vulcan strategic bomber and, fittingly, a jet-inspired wrap made up primarily of white and brown adorns the exterior of this example. Aston Martin‘s hypecar is already one of the most head-turning production vehicles released in recent memory, and this wrap makes it stand out even further.

Initially, the Aston Martin Vulcan was built as a track-only hypercar and limited to just 24 examples worldwide. However, a British company called RML Group converted one Vulcan into a street car back in 2017 – and ιτ’s the same vehicle you’re looking at.

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The car underwent a series of modifications to make it street-legal. For starters, proper headlights had to be fitted into the clamshell hood and turn signals into the huge rear wing and side mirrors. Clear covers were also placed over the taillights, while a series of modifications were made to the suspension and engine and the front splitter is less extreme.

This particular Vulcan may be street-legal, but we highly doubt it’ll be any more comfortable to drive on the road.

This year’s Gumball 3000 will kick off on June 10 and run from Mykonos to Ibiza and will be filled with a huge array of impressive sports cars, supercars, and hypercars. The Aston will probably turn the most heads not just due to its looks, but also its screaming, 820 HP 7.0-liter V12.

  • Six_Tymes

    cool. this some how fills the gap of the Viper being gone.

  • Benoît Etienne

    they are going to be miserable driving it though. on the road, with all the brake noise this car does and the stiff chassis… Well it’s not my back ;P
    i’ll just enjoy watching their videos ^___^

  • Porkopolis

    I normally don’t like wraps, but this is a very cool wrap given the car’s historic namesake.

  • eb110americana

    Mykonos and Ibiza are both islands. Are they going to drive through the sea? I guess there will be a lot of ferry rides along the way.

  • Sébastien

    Having a street legal car… For a race not really known for its law-abiding pilots?

    • Holmer_k

      My thought exactly. Why bother making it legal when the race is far from it. And I’m fairly sure Aston won’t appreciate this article saying they have anything to do with it when it’s actually being by RML Group.

  • The turn signals seem to be taken out of the wing, or they replaced the wing since the conversion, Wonder if the AMR badges mean that Aston modified the car since the convertion by RML.

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