The 7.0-litre V12-powered Vulcan was part of the line-up that took to the streets of Coventry at the weekend
9 June 2016

The Aston Martin Vulcan was among the standout stars of this year's Coventry Motofest, with around 125,000 spectators attending the weekend as the city's ring road was closed and turned into a sprint circuit.

The Vulcan was joined by a host of exciting cars and bikes, old and new: see our full gallery below.

Aston Martin’s Vulcan smokes its tyres on the streets of Coventry

“Waaaaaait for it…” The Aston Martin Vulcan prepares for action

A departure for the Aston Martin Vulcan that, under normal circumstances, would result in flashing blue lights and a severe talking to

It wasn't all about cars: bikes were part of the show, too

Fashion is a subjective thing

A Formula 3 car lines up against a Peugeot 107

Parts of Coventry’s road network were closed by the event in the pursuit of some spectacular entertainment

James Tooley drifts his Garage 21 Nissan Silvia S15

Crowds lined the Coventry streets to catch a glimpse of passing exotica

Got camber?

Even the big boys came out to play. This is Dave Jenkin’s MAN racing truck

Ministox racers in action

For one day only, the road signs did not apply

Spot the Mustang!

Coventry Transport Museum was the venue for a display of classic machinery of all shapes and sizes

A snarling rat rod, possibly scaring small children

Caravanning in style with an Austin Princess

Rapid motorcycling through the ages

Classic race cars took to the streets, too

Chequered flag!

An Aston Martin in Gulf livery is always popular

The Team Thomas Racing truck of Steve Thomas burns some rubber

All eyes (and ears) on the Aston Martin Vulcan

Carl Stevens aboard his Tsingtao Racing MV Agusta

A TVR Sagaris at full pelt

A wheelie over the line for this Ducati 959

Serious chicane work for the Aston Martin Vulcan

James Tooley gets sideways in his Nissan Silvia S15

Photography by: Anthony Jenkins, Darren Skidmore, David Evans, David Gardener, Haydn Bailey, Infinite Pixels, Jamie Grey, Loz Moore, Olliee OHMEDIA, Rob Hitchman, Rob Young

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9 June 2016
or does the Vulcan just look a bit naff?

11 June 2016
Yes.

It is just you.

Aston Martin Vulcans do not look 'naff'

14 June 2016
Yes, it is just you. Having been lucky enough to see one up-close (with Peter Dumbreck behind the wheel) at Silverstone, it is absolutely stunning. Not in the timelessly elegant way of a VW Golf, obviously, but if that's what floats your boat...
  • If you want to know about a car, read a forum dedicated to it; that's a real 'long term test' . No manufacturer's warranty, no fleet managers servicing deals, no journalist's name to oil the wheels...

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