Aston Martin Vulcan to cut Clipsal 500 demo laps
Tony Quinn’s track-only Aston Martin Vulcan hypercar will perform exhibition laps during the Virgin Australia Supercars opening round in Adelaide.
The $3.7 million Vulcan is a surprise inclusion to the entertainment package for the Clipsal 500 from March 2-5.
Australian GT custodian and self-made millionaire Quinn is looking forward to putting the Vulcan through its paces around the Adelaide street circuit.
“The Vulcan is a magnificent car and I’m thrilled to be able to show it off for the first time in Australia at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide,” Quinn said.
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“Australia has so many car enthusiasts and it’s a privilege to be able display the car for them in Adelaide.
“It’s also exciting for me to test the car out around the iconic Clipsal 500 circuit.”
Quinn enlisted Craig Lowndes to steer the 800 bhp (596.5kW) machine in a demo run at Hampton Downs late last year during the 101 GT meeting.
South Australian Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell said the Vulcan’s inclusion in the race program was a coup for the event.
“Each year we work towards raising the bar of our world class events and give visitors something spectacular,” Bignell said.
Only 24 Vulcans have been produced with Quinn’s believed to be the only one that has been purchased in the Southern Hemisphere.