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VIDEO: Vulcan unleashed at Highlands Park

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Thursday 21st April, 2016 - 11:20am

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Quinn's Vulcan on track at Highlands

Quinn’s Vulcan on track at Highlands

Stunning footage has been released of the recent maiden outing for Tony Quinn’s AUD$3.7 million Aston Martin Vulcan at New Zealand’s picturesque Highlands Motorsport Park.

One of 24 examples worldwide and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere, the bespoke track-only weapon is said to be the highest priced production car to be sold in New Zealand.

The Vulcan is powered by a 7.0 litre V12 that puts out over 800bhp, capable of pushing the 1350kg weapon beyond 320km/h.

The car’s track debut coincided with the third anniversary celebrations for Highlands Park with 10 ride experiences made available including two charity rides.

Quinn’s laps went ahead despite a glitch that required an Aston Martin technician to make a rapid dash from the United Kingdom to replace the car’s computer.

The Vulcan will be on public display until September at the acclaimed National Motorsport Museum located at the circuit.

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