At last year’s Geneva auto show, Aston Martin revealed a weapon of mass destruction. The new Vulcan is a track-only superweaon with a (literally) fire-breathing 7.0-liter V12 that produces over 800 hp. It’s one of only a handful of purebred track cars straight from major supercar manufacturers. In Geneva, Aston Martin revealed that only 24 Vulcans would ever be built, and that they had already been sold before the show even began. However, even if Aston Martin hadn’t sold each and every Vulcan beforehand, the astronomical $2.3 million price tag would have kept many prospective buyers away.
For those that missed the original opportunity, however, a new chance of ownership has presented itself, as the very first Aston Martin Vulcan to reach the U.S. is now up for sale. There’s just one caveat. The seller has slightly adjusted the price of the track car due to a “market adjustment.” The result? An absurd listing price of $3.4 million for the Aston Martin Vulcan, which is currently located at the Cleveland Motorsports dealership in Ohio.
Relatively speaking, the Aston Martin Vulcan is one of the rarest supercars on the planet, and while it usually takes a few decades for a price jump like this, the rarity of the car practically ensures its value will climb quickly in value.
Aston Martin dug deep into its racing know-how to build the Vulcan. In addition to the wild V-12 engine, the Vulcan uses a carbon-fiber monocoque and body to save weight. Race-ready Brembo brakes with carbon-ceramic rotors aim to stop the racecar as if the driver dropped an anchor. Aston Martin also fitted the Vulcan with a carbon-fiber driveshaft inside a magnesium torque tube.
Where Aston Martin really dug into the company’s racing heritage was in the Vulcan’s suspension and footwear. The front Michelin racing tires measure a massive 305/30 19, while the rears are equally absurd at 345/30 19. To keep the Vulcan as flat as possible when cornering on a track, Aston Martin used its race-derived pushrod suspension, with anti-dive geometry and the Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve adjustable dampers that are available on only two other road cars on the planet, the Aston Martin One-77 and the AUTOMOBILE All-Star-winning Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.
Now, who wants to plan a bank heist so we can find the funds to buy the Vulcan? Failing that, you can take a look at the Aston Martin Vulcan in the photo gallery below.