Fancy a blast in a $4.2 million Vulcan?


If dropping $25 (or $10 for each ankle-biter) on a ticket simply for the opportunity to drool over some of the most drool-worthy cars on the planet wasn’t already well worth it, every ticket sold for the Giltrap Group’s Supercar Show to fundraise for the Starship Children’s Hospital now gives you the chance to win some hot laps in one of the rarest cars on the planet as well.

Every ticket sold to the incredibly worthwhile fundraiser now goes into the draw to win three laps in the passenger’s seat of the awesome Aston Martin Vulcan around Highlands Motorsport Park, a prize that also includes flights, a rental car and accommodation for two, and a VIP lunch in the GT Lounge at Highlands.

The Vulcan is one of only 24 made and was bought by Highlands Motorsport Park and Hampton Downs owner Tony Quinn in 2016 after the car made its global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK in June 2015.

Tony Quinn bought the only example of the Aston Martin Vulcan in the Southern Hemisphere in 2016.

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Tony Quinn bought the only example of the Aston Martin Vulcan in the Southern Hemisphere in 2016.

Powered by a 600kW 7.0-litre naturally-aspirated V12, the Vulcan was created by Aston Martin to “signal the design language of the next generation of Aston Martins” as well bid a fond farewell to naturally-aspirated Aston engines and celebrate the marque’s success in the Le Mans 24 Hour race over the years. That’s why there are only 24.

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The massive V12 will power the Vulcan to 100kmh from a standing start in just 3 seconds, and on to a top speed of more than 320kmh. Carbon ceramic disc brakes, a six-speed sequential gearbox, variable traction control and fully-adjustable suspension round out the track-only special’s package, with the eye-watering $4.2 million dollar price tag also including a driver training programme and support for events at racetracks around the world, including Circuit of the Americas in the USA, Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi and Aston Martin’s home circuit, Silverstone.

The Vulcan had an even more aggressive AMR Pro downforce upgrade added in 2017.

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The Vulcan had an even more aggressive AMR Pro downforce upgrade added in 2017.

In 2017 Quinn’s Vulcan, along with the other 23 in the world, received a factory upgrade from Aston Martin, but this was no Tesla-style over-the-air software update – technicians flew out from the UK to add the AMR Pro package, which included a new aero kit that increased downforce from an already remarkable 3150Nm to a simply colossal 4000Nm, and shortened gearing with the aim of “producing increased downforce, greater responsiveness and reduced lap times.”

And if you are planning on heading along to the supercar show on Sunday the 11th of April at the Giltrap Group HQ on Auckland’s Great North Road (the Aston Martin, Lamborghini and Bentley dealership), you will now have a chance to find out if that has worked.

Not only that, but you will also get to see the McLaren Speedtail, on its local debut, along with the “Holy Trinity of Hypercars”, the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and Ferrari La Ferrari, along with more than 80 other awesome cars, including the Vulcan itself, a Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari F40, the new mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette, a Ford GT and a line up of racing cars, including an ex-Michael Schumacher Benetton F1 car, ‘Mad’ Mike Whiddett’s Lamborghini Huracan ‘Nimbul’ drift car and the Heart of Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT3, which won the New Zealand Endurance Championship.

Tickets are $10 for children aged 13 and under, $20 for Gold Card holders and $25 for adults. You can buy them online at supercarshow.co.nz.



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