Watch as Aston Martin’s $2.3 million hypercar meets the awesome bomber it was named after

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The Aston Martin Vulcan is simply one of the best-looking cars money can buy right now. Aston introduced the Vulcan earlier this year at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Immediately, the $2.3 million hypercar became the talk of the town. The Vulcan’s intoxicating combination of style, aggression, and astronomical price tag made it a stand out at one of the most action-packed car shows in recent memory.

The Vulcan name fits perfectly with the car. Although the car shares its name with the Roman god of fire and the planet that produced the Starship Enterprise’s science officer, the actual namesake for the Aston is one of the most iconic planes of the Cold War – The Avro Vulcan bomber.

“Clearly the Avro Vulcan provided the inspiration for the naming of our most extreme sports car,” Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said in a statement.


From 1956 to 1984, the Avro Vulcan was a mainstay of the Royal Air Force bomber fleet.


The Vulcan is most famous for flying bombing missions from England down to the Falklands Islands off the coast of Argentina during the 1982 Falklands War.

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Currently, there is still one airworthy Vulcan bomber left in the world. However, it will be retired at the end of the year.

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But before its retirement, Aston Martin and the charitable trust operating the plane organized this awesome flyover where the Vulcans got to finally meet.

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The flyover took place at a former Royal Air Force base in northeastern England.

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As for the Vulcan hypercar, Aston Martin say it’s the most intense car in company history.

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The Aston Martin Vulcan is powered by a free-revving, 800-plus horsepower, 7.0-liter V12 engine.

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A total of 24 Vulcans will be produced, and all of them will be restricted to track use only. Although some owners have requested that the cars be converted over for street use.

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The Vulcan can spit fire from its side exhausts, so it certainly does its namesake proud.

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See the Vulcan fly over here: