It has a Nardo lap record
Will any of the 24 Vulcans that Aston is building work hard? Unlikely. Certainly none of them will be as abused as the development motor that did over 10,000km testing around Nardo’s in-field circuit. That’s flat-out Darren Turner kilometres, too.
Aston reckons the Vulcan now has the outright lap record there, posting a 2min 07sec lap time, which Aston says is nine seconds faster than a McLaren P1 road car. So yeah, it’s pretty fast.
The first time it ever ran in anger, straight off the truck at Snetterton, the Vulcan was three seconds per lap faster than Aston’s GT3 racer. That may not sound that much considering the power advantage, but there’s still a gulf in set-up between a real racing car and the Vulcan.