VIDEO: Vulcan unleashed at Highlands Park
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.