Aston Martin Vulcan to make UK road debut… on Coventry Ring Road

Aston Martin Vulcan to make UK road debut... on Coventry Ring Road

The most extreme Aston Martin ever, the 800hp track-only Vulcan, is set to make an appearance on the Coventry’s ring road.

Driven by Scottish professional race driver Peter Dumbreck, the Vulcan will put on displays at the upcoming Coventry Motofest event.

Coventry Motofest event director, James Noble, said: “We are incredibly excited to have the Aston Martin Vulcan taking part in this year’s Coventry Motofest.

“It will be a fantastic occasion as the Vulcan runs on a public road circuit for the first time in the UK, offering the crowds at Coventry Motofest the chance to get a unique close up look at this amazing car.”

Only 24 Vulcans are expected to be produced, with the 7.0-litre V12 Aston costing £1.8 million and first unveiled at least year’s Geneva Motor Show.

Like the McLaren P1 GTR and Ferrari FXXK, the Vulcan is intended as a track-only hypercar, but special permission has been granted for the event.

Noble added: “We are very thankful to Aston Martin for allowing this opportunity with the Vulcan and for other elements of the weekend involving the Grange dealership and Aston Martin Owners Club and we look forward to creating another incredible spectacle at Coventry Motofest.”

The Aston Martin Vulcan is scheduled to appear in two separate slots on the long track programme on both Saturday and Sunday of the festival weekend.

Alongside the Vulcan, Aston Martin will display a V8 Vantage S, a DB9, a V12 Vantage and a Vanquish to mark the opening of the new Aston Martin dealership in Solihull, Birmingham.

For fans of classic Aston Martins, the Aston Martin Owners Club will run a range of vehicles including a DBS, DB9, a V8 Vantage, Vanquish, GT12 and a couple of pre-war cars in demonstration laps on the ring road circuit.

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