The mean-looking Aston Martin Vulcan became the highlight of the Total 24 Hours of Spa last weekend where it demonstrated its abilities as the ultimate track-only machine as it completed two flying laps of the world-famous circuit.
With its 800-plus bhp powertrain developed in conjunction with Aston Martin Racing, the 7.0-liter V12 Aston Martin Vulcan was driven by works driver Darren Turner who has been involved in the design and development of the car from its inception. Turner has more than 20 years experience in developing racing cars and relished the opportunity to put this track-knowledge into Aston Martin’s most extreme sports car.
“It’s been amazing to have been involved in this project from the beginning,” said Turner. “From the conceptual sketches through to working with the designers on driver ergonomics, it is a fascinating process to be part of.”
“It was very early days for the car when we first ran it at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but we certainly made a good impression and now we get to show the car in its most natural environment. I’m looking forward to our laps prior to the race and then being able to watch one of the best 24-hour events on the calendar,” he added.