In unexpected news, it was announced that an 800hp Aston Martin Vulcan is due to be auctioned at the Mecum Monterey Auction in August.

The Vulcan is Aston Martin’s moment of utter madness, V12, 7 litre engine: Check, 800hp of insane power: Check, Super Rarity, this car is No 11 from 24 examples built: double check.

Aston Martin Vulcan

Finished in what can only described as super-purple, the Vulcan which Aston Martin sold to buyers on the basis they wouldn’t simply sell them on quickly to make a huge profit, the base cost of the car was a mere $2.3 million in the U.S., however the first example to land on U.S. shores sold for $3.4 million so expect this one to go either way, as in a massive amount more or breaking even, we are expecting a massive amount more of course given that the Vulcan is clearly completely insane and utterly gorgeous from every angle.

Aston Martin Vulcan 2

If you fancy this car then you better search hard down the back of the sofa for that $3 million plus needed. The Mecum Monterey Auction takes place on August 18th to 20th if you have deep enough pockets.