Aston Martin Vulcan owners will have the option to drive their track-only supercars on the streets.
Engineering company RML will offer a road conversion package for the Aston Martin Vulcan after some owners have expressed interest in driving the track-only Vulcan on the streets. The conversion is carried out separately from Aston Martin and takes about three months to complete. Changes to the Vulcan include safety modifications as well as changes to make the car more drivable on regular roads, such as a higher ride height and revised gear ratios. The company will also accommodate bespoke changes requested by the customer.
Unfortunately, it’s not likely that these changes will be offered to the two Vulcan owners in the U.S., since it is more complicated to legalize a car for street use here.
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer spoke to Autocar regarding the conversion and said, “When we went to market, there was hesitation from a few prospective owners because it didn’t have a road pack. We didn’t want to make it road legal from the start, because [special projects boss] David King and his team wouldn’t have been able to make such a stunning car in the first place, but RML said they had the ability to do it. So it has taken a bit of time to work out what’s possible from an engineering perspective, but we expect four or five owners will take advantage of this. We have the sales of the last two cars currently under negotiation and it looks like the road conversion could be the closer on those deals.”
To make sure the Aston Martin Vulcan conversion is legal, RML will also check the emissions of the engine, add street-legal lights and perform crash test simulations. What won’t be altered is anything that could compromise the safety of the vehicle, such as chopping the roll cage.
No pricing for the Aston Martin Vulcan conversion was announced, but we imagine it is quite high.
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