Aston Martin is building just 24 examples of its 800-plus-horsepower Vulcan supercar, and three of them have been bought by customers in the United States. The first U.S.-bound car, a stunning burnt orange example, was recently delivered to businessman Bernie Moreno in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Moreno, who runs a number of dealerships including Aston Martin Cleveland, paid $2.3 million for the privilege of owning a Vulcan. He plans to use the car as a promotional tool but will also take it out to festivals and to the track on occasion.
As previously reported, Aston Martin limits output in the Vulcan until owners complete a series of driver training courses to ensure they can handle the car. Speaking with Cleveland.com, Moreno said the car’s 7.0-liter V-12 is currently configured to roughly 500 hp but will be made more potent by Aston Martin once he proves himself on the track.
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The Vulcan is designed strictly for track use but Moreno received permission to take it out on the road for a little spin. There was no chance for speeding, however, as a police escort was in tow. We’ll also remind you that the Vulcan has just 2.0 inches of ground clearance.