Last year, we shared to you some photos of the track-only Aston Martin Vulcan. Launched during last year’s Geneva Auto Show, this fine sample of automotive exotica is limited to just 24 cars and, yes, all of them are sold out.
The Vulcan is powered by Aston Martin’s most potent engine yet, a 7.0 liter V12 that produces “over 800 horsepower”. The pushrod suspension, ceramic Brembo racing brakes, carbon fiber driveshaft and loads of race car technologies are wrapped in a svelte carbon fiber body just weighing a little over 1,300 kilograms. Not bad for a rather large car.
So why are we talking about the Vulcan again? If you missed out on being one of the world’s first 24 buyers, you’re in luck as one has popped up for sale in the second hand market. Of course, it’s not listed on eBay Motors or Autotrader. It’s up for grabs in the DuPont Registry: the used car market for billionaire car nuts.
When it was new, Vulcans were priced at $ 2.3 million dollars and this particular model for sale was, according to the sellers, the very first one to arrive in the US. This being a highly exclusive model, the Aston Martin Vulcan doesn’t exactly depreciate. In fact, quite the opposite happened for this particular Fiamma Red example.
Second hand price? A whopping $3.4 million, 1.1 million up from its original list price.
How we wished our second hand cars went up in value like this.
Photos: Cleveland Motorsports