The extremely limited 24-car production run of the Aston Martin Vulcan meant that we probably wouldn’t ever see one in Australia. If you want to take a quick trip across the ditch, though, you can. There’s one that lives at Highlands Motorsport Park in New Zealand, though, and it’s pretty quick around the 4.1km track.
The man behind Highlands Motorsport Park is Tony Quinn, who made his name on the VIP Petfoods brand of fresh cat and dog food. He was lucky enough to secure the only Aston Martin Vulcan to be delivered to the Southern Hemisphere, and in the video above it’s unleashed upon his own personal race track.
The Vulcan is a track-only car, and a racecar par excellence — its Aston V12 has been stretched to 7.0 litres’ capacity, and is capable of a solid 800bhp. The Vulcan’s incredibly light 180kg carbon fibre tub uses the company’s learnings from the One-77 project, while the rest of the entire chassis is also carbon fibre. Connecting the engine to the road is a race-ready 6-speed sequential ‘box made by Xtrac. [Aston Martin / YouTube]