The already legendary Aston Martin Vulcan, inspired by the Vulcan bomber, has now landed in America. Only 24 units of this track-only car are being made worldwide, in homage to the 24 hours of Le Mans, and just three of them will cross the pond to America. One of these three $2.3 million cars has just been delivered to Cleveland, where supercar dealer Bernie Moreno has added the Vulcan to his personal collection.
The Vulcan has made a huge impression on the local community already, and Cleveland.com has some great footage of the car driving around the streets of North Olmsted with a police escort. Watch this clip to see this stunning car, which sits just two inches from the ground, in action.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Vulcan, it’s part of a new class of dedicated track cars and represents Aston Martin’s challenge to cars such as the Ferrari FXX K and McLaren P1 GTR. To ensure it can be a contender, the car is powered by a seven litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, which generates a whopping 800 horsepower. In addition, the chassis is made from aluminium, while the body is carbon fibre, meaning that in total the car weighs less than 1360kg.
Very few people have even had a chance to see the Vulcan up close, and given that it has a top speed of around 225 MPH, even fewer will ever get more than a glimpse! If you’d like to see the car on a track – and hear what the incredible engine sounds like – then check out this video: