The only downside anyone seems to say about the $2.3 million Aston Martin Vulcan is that it’s track-only. The automaker has come out and said it won’t build a street-legal version, but it never said it would allow other companies to do that.
Aston Martin Vulcan is becoming street legal so soon
That’s where engineering company RML comes in. The company is based in Northamptonshire, UK, and their main goal is to convert Vulcans for road use. What’s more is that they have Aston Martin’s full backing, confirmed Company boss Andy Palmer. He said there was “hesitation from a few prospective owners” because the Vulcan was legal only for use on the track. Fortunately, RML stepped in and told Aston Martin that it could complete the conversions after the cars rolled off the line.
The conversion will take RML about three months. That’s how much time they need in modifying the car to make it safer and more usable on the road. The latter includes modifying the gear ratios and raising the ride height.
There will also be some crash test safety simulations run and work done to the engine so that it meets emissions requirements in the country where the Vulcan resides. We are hoping though, the 7.0-liter V12 unit wouldn’t lose any of its 800 horsepower during the whole process.
Despite all the changes, Palmer is determined that the Vulcan stay a track animal. He said that he is saying that the roll cage shouldn’t be ’t chopped, because as soon as someone does that, the car can’t be taken onto the track.
The price of the work, of course, is expected to be in the six-figure range, which isn’t really a problem if you can afford a car like this. However, US owners may not be able to take advantage of RML’s offer because if our tricky vehicle registration laws. There are a few Vulcans in the US but those may be destined to live at the track forever.