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.