Aston Martin Vulcan

January 22nd, 2016 § 0 comments

1 of 24 made. 1 of 3 in the USA.

Sometime in November of 2015 I received a phone call that basically went like this…

Aston Martin of Cleveland: Michael, we’re getting the first Vulcan in the US. Can you come up and shoot it for us?
Me: Hell ya, just tell me when.

Michael KALBO x Aston Martin Vulcan-1-3 As soon as this piece of amazing machinery hit the ground, I quickly went up to see it. And immediately upon seeing the Vulcan, I had a smile from ear to ear. Chatted it up for a bit with Aston’s General Manager of Q & VIP sales Dr. Bennett, asking all kinds of question…

Why?…

Why, why do something audacious…?

Where?…

Where did the design inspiration come from?

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love it. I mean its nothing like anything we’ve ever seen from Aston before. Typically seeing something this would make you think, Italians.

Michael KALBO x Aston Martin Vulcan-1023 I asked so many questions that honestly I don’t remember any of the answers he gave or the questions I even asked. It’s not like I wasn’t interested nor was I ignoring this gentleman with a British accent.

No real excuse here, except for the fact that I was in awe at this thing… this thing that looks frighteningly sexy. Then this fine Brit comes over with the steering wheel in hand and says… here have a hold
Michael KALBO x Aston Martin Vulcan-1-2 Check out that photo here on my instagram page

Thats a $20,000 steering wheel in my hand.

Carbon fiber, obviously. The entire thing felt solid, the buttons were precise, the shift paddles had a feeling of precision that no other car I’ve driven in the past had. Not sure how to describe it, but I’m sure it worth every bit of $20,000.

Michael KALBO x Aston Martin Vulcan-1292
Michael KALBO x Aston Martin Vulcan-1

It completely boggles my mind how someone could come up with such a ridiculously intimidating / sexy / savagely fierce design, that looks like it could eat you up… aaaand you want it to; in fact you would be honored if it swallowed you up through the front air dam and spat you out through its side mounted exhaust.

I mean, what was Marek Reichman thinking? What on earth was he drinking the night before? How many happy pills did he take? Whatever the drink and however many pills he took the night before he drew this beauty up… please keep up the addiction, keep going… keep creating pieces of art that will break necks. The world needs it.

Enjoy.
Michael

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