There’s Only One Street Legal Vulcan
The only Aston Martin Vulcan that’s street legal is being prepped to compete in the Gumball 3000. Aston Martin just revealed the car with a wrap on it. The Vulcan was built to be a track-only hypercar, but Aston couldn’t let the car stop there. The company only built 24 examples of the car and one of those has been converted to a street model.
The vehicle will run in the Gumball 3000. The wrap on the car is called Vulcan Bomber and was inspired by the Avro Vulcan bomber plane that served in the British Royal Air Force until the 1980s, according to Motor1.
The only road-legal #AstonMartinVulcan. Wrapped in a ‘Vulcan Bomber’ inspired livery, will be taking part in this years @gumball3000 ‘Mykonos to Ibiza’ Rally starting on the 10th June 2019.
For a complete list of entries visit: https://t.co/XcPNI4DVz4 #Gumball3000 pic.twitter.com/fGHZcx36Wf
— Aston Martin (@astonmartin) June 6, 2019
To make the Vulcan street legal, the company had to add headlights, windshield wipers, and adjust the front splitter among other small changes. Mechanically, the car had to have updates to its V12 engine to make it emissions compliant. The clutch is also different and the gear ratios revised. Aston also softened the suspension some to make it ride smoother.
We’re thrilled to see this car in its special wrap and competing in the Gumball 3000. There’s a lot to love about the Vulcan, and we wish more street-legal versions of the car had been made. Unfortunately, this is the only one. Fortunately, Aston isn’t letting it sit and collect dust.