Owners of the £1.8 million track-only Aston Martin hypercar were flown to Abu Dhabi from across the globe to undertake a three-day track guidance and tuition course by a team of racing drivers, under the leadership of Aston Martin Racing works driver Darren Turner.
Before the drivers were let loose in their Vulcans, training was given in an Aston Martin V12 Vantage S road car and Vantage GT4 race car. The drivers were then taken to the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 track and given guidance from the passenger seat by one of the Aston Martin team.
Daytime and night-time circuit driving was given during the three-day course, to ensure that the owners got a full range of track experience and to get the drivers accustomed to the full range of driving conditions should they choose to race after dark.
The owners could then drive their Vulcans on-track at their discretion - the first time they had been behind the wheel of their cars
The course was the first of six offered to each Vulcan owner across a three-year period. Aston Martin described the drivers as "absolutely delighted" with their Vulcans, and are anticipating their next five bouts of tuition.
Aston Martin organized the package to give the 24 Vulcan owners experience of driving their car before driving the 200mph-plus, 820bhp track-only hypercar of their own accord.
The remaining 18 drivers will also undertake their six courses of tuition over the next three years.