Owners of Aston Martin Vulcan supercar get free training in Abu Dhabi

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 18, 2016

Showing Aston Martin’s appreciation to its elite clientele, the proud first owners of the new Aston Martin Vulcan went to Abu Dhabi last week for premier driving instructions from world-class drivers led by Darren Turner. This highlights the exclusivity of owning the Aston Martin Vulcan, designed to be a track-only supercar with its jaw-dropping power of 820 bhp.

This powerhouse could only mean one thing – the select few owners of this stunningly- designed supercar could only expect an equally extreme on-track performance. The lucky new owners are given first class training by race drivers using the V12 Vantage S road car and the Vantage GT4 race car.

After being sufficiently prepared, they will then get to test their own Aston Martin Vulcan in the famous Abu Dhabi Formula 1 circuit. Such preparation is indeed needed to tame the potent power of this supercar with its 7.0 litre V12 engine.

Throughout the day and even into the night, training was provided. The drivers’ skills were tested in various weather conditions. According to David King, Aston Martin Director of Special Projects and Motorsport, the new Aston Martin Vulcan, being a highly exclusive car, has a one-of-a-kind ownership programme which includes specialized trainings to its owners, just like what the first owners experienced.

This will prepare them and make them capable of driving this special car the way it was intended. King added that seeing the joy and excitement of the first customers as they throttled their own Aston Martin Vulcan down the Grand Prix Circuit was very satisfying.

Only 24 Aston Martin Vulcans will be produced which means that only 24 owners will enjoy the exclusive perks of premier instruction that accompanies their new supercars.

For Aston Martin Racing works’ driver Darren Turner, Aston Martin’s goal of creating a car that brings immense joy to its owners have been achieved, judging by the reactions that he had seen. The new batch of owners have been his passengers in previous events and he was amazed at their first impressions of the car as well as their quick mastery of the supercar’s capabilities.

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The first owners of the Aston Martin Vulcan travelled to Abu Dhabi last week to receive world-class tuition from an elite team of racing drivers, led by Aston Martin Racing works’ driver Darren Turner.

The Aston Martin Vulcan is the product of the luxury British carmaker’s extensive motorsport experience. There is no question that the track-only supercar demonstrates Aston Martin’s flair for design and now a select group of owners have had the opportunity to use the Aston Martin Vulcan for its intended purpose – as an exhilarating 820 bhp supercar, engineered exclusively for extreme performance on-track.

The customers in Abu Dhabi received tuition in the V12 Vantage S road car and the Vantage GT4 race car, before heading out onto the iconic Formula 1 circuit in their own Aston Martin Vulcan, powered by a potent 7.0-litre V12 engine. Passenger-side tuition was given on every lap and the customer’s skills were tested throughout the day and into the night so they could fully experience the car in different atmospheric conditions.

Aston Martin Director of Special Projects and Motorsport David King commented: “Aston Martin Vulcan is a very special car and that is why we have developed a unique ownership programme. This includes specialist training so customers can drive it in the way it was intended. It has been great to see the first customer’s reactions after unleashing their very own Aston Martin Vulcan on the Grand Prix circuit here in Abu Dhabi.”

Just 24 Aston Martin Vulcans will be built in total and all 24 customers will receive world-class tuition so they are able to make the most of their new supercar.

Aston Martin Racing works’ driver and high performance development driver Darren Turner said: “The priority for all of us on the team was to produce a car that provides immense enjoyment for the customers. Judging by the reactions we have seen this week that goal has been achieved and surpassed.

The guys here this week have all been in the car as my passenger at recent events, but this was the first time they got to see and drive their very own Aston Martin Vulcan. It has been a pleasure to see how quickly they have all got up to speed and to hear their first impressions of the car. I predict many fun track days ahead for these guys!”

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