Car News 22 Apr 2016

Aston Martin’s Vulcan goes road-legal with RML

Aston Martin’s track-only Vulcan is now being offered a road-conversion package from the engineering company RML.

Aston Martin built only 24 Vulcans, the £1.8 Million supercar was designed to be entirely Track-focused by the Special operations department. The Vulcan itself is built on a carbon chassis and houses an 820bhp 7.0-litre V12 engine.

RML are offering a 3 month long conversion package which will minimize any changes to the Vulcan while adapting elements of the car to make it completely road-legal, for those who want the best of both worlds.  RML will focus on usability and safety when converting the Aston, such as checking emissions, applying road-legal lights, safety and crash testing.

Other tweaks will include raising the ride height, thinner front wheels and alternations to the front suspension. Other cosmetic changes are to be kept minimal and many will be interchangeable between road and track when necessary. However no changes will be made to the V12 powertrain or the sequential racing gearbox, keeping the Vulcan’s edge.

The RML’s first road-going Vulcan is expected to be ready by the end of 2016. The price of RML’s conversion pack has not been confirmed but costs hundreds of thousands per pack.