6th Dec, 2016

Exceptional Aston Martin set for first ever public at Coventry Motofest

Shaun Reynolds 25th May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A £1.8 MILLION supercar is set to make its first ever appearance on a UK public road when making a headline appearance at next weekend’s Coventry Motofest event (June 4 & 5).

The Aston Martin Vulcan, an exquisite 800-plus bhp vehicle, will run on the Coventry Motofest ring road circuit and perform demonstration display laps – driven by Peter Dumbreck.

A former Le Man 24 hour race competitor, Peter has previously raced in the Touring Car Championship and SuperGT events, making him one of the most appreciated active road racers.

As part of a triple treat, the Aston Martin will display on the Greyfriars Green area with a a DB9, a V12 Vantage and a Vanquish to mark the opening of the new Aston Martin dealership in Solihull.

James Noble, Coventry Motofest Festival Director, said: “We are incredibly excited to have the Aston Martin Vulcan taking part in this year’s Coventry Motofest.

“It will be a fantastic occasion as the Vulcan runs on a public road circuit for the first time in the UK, offering the crowds at Coventry Motofest the chance to get a unique close up look at this amazing car.

“We are very thankful to Aston Martin for allowing this opportunity with the Vulcan and for other elements of the weekend too.”

The Vulcan itself is scheduled to appear in two separate slots on the long track programme on both Saturday and Sunday of the festival weekend.

Aston Martin CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, said: “Aston Martin Vulcan is a rare and thrilling supercar.

“Designed and engineered to deliver a genuinely bespoke driving experience, this car tailors its power and handling to both the capabilities of the driver and the characteristics of the track.

“I believe the Aston Martin Vulcan – and the unique ownership programme that sits behind it – sets a whole new standard in the ultra-high luxury supercar class.”