Aston Martin: From one Vulcan to another

By CARSIFU | 5 October 2015

LONDON: As the last remaining airworthy Avro Vulcan prepares for its final flight later this month, the iconic 1950s British V bomber has been united with its modern namesake: the Aston Martin Vulcan.

Vulcan XH558 – currently being operated by the charitable trust Vulcan To The Sky – is due to retire from "active service" in October, going on to form the centrepiece of the educational Vulcan Aviation Academy & Heritage Centre at its home base,  Robin Hood Airport near Doncaster.

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Ahead of that final flight, the famous Cold War-era long range bomber was paired with the Aston Martin Vulcan – the new track-only supercar – via a special fly-past at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire.

The British luxury car maker’s most intense creation to date, the Aston Martin Vulcan is born out of extensive motorsport experience. Using the brand’s flair for design and engineering, the 800-plus bhp, all-carbon fibre Aston Martin Vulcan delivers extreme performance.

Uniquely for Aston Martin the new supercar – limited to just 24 examples worldwide – allows owners the opportunity to tailor their track day experience through a graduating scale of detailed power and performance adjustments.

First deliveries of the track-only Aston Martin Vulcan to customers worldwide will take place before the end of 2015.

Pilot Martin Withers, who flew the Vulcan XH558, said: “Being at the controls for this unique fly-past was a memorable occasion.

“Personally, it is great to know that the Vulcan name will live on not only in the history books, and at the new educational centre in Yorkshire, but via Aston Martin’s incredible new sports car.”

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