Aston Martin Vulcan to be road legal ?
Ever since the Aston Martin Vulcan was revealed to the world at the Geneva Motor Show, everyone was quite happy about it. The car represented the pinnacle of Aston Martin performance: their ultimate condensate of technology and raw brutality, english style. Only a very lucky few would be able to get their hands on the Vulcan and its intricade steering wheel, considering ONLY 24 units are to be built. But is the Vulcan to be road legal?
This seems to be a tendency nowadays. Manufacturers develop a completely brutal race car, where you don’t necessarily have to take into consideration a bunch of factors such as emission or even noise regulations. And then, they eventually end-up making a road-legal version of it. We’ve seen this with the McLaren P1 GTR, as a most notable example. The Ferrari FXX and FXX-K never really had “official” road-legal cars (even though there is a much-publicized red one in England bearing number 55), nor did the Pagani Zonda R in all of its existence (or maybe they had ONE). But out of the three recent & modern track-cars, it seems at least two are to be road-legal.
But then again, it’s not “that easy” either. The “road-legalisation” will be done by a company called RML, to which Aston Martin have given permission to modify its Vulcan to be road legal. What exactly will they do to the car? Aston Martin didn’t want them to modify the soul of the Vulcan and take away its “track essence” (like the roll-cage), so the goal is to really expand the car’s horizons and go further than “track-only” while keeping it a track car, which is a feat on its own, if you ask me. This cerfitifaction of “road legalisation” will, apparently, be valid for most countries. Bless the UK, really. France is such uptight about stuff like that.
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