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VANTAGE - - Track Test Vulcan -

train­ing base’s cav­ernous hangar. It’s an awe­some, if some­what in­con­gru­ous sight.

Up close, it’s a huge car. Im­pos­si­bly low and in­dul­gently wide, its smooth car­bon­fi­bre skin punc­tured by vents and gills, an­kle-bit­ing split­ter jut­ting way out ahead of the bon­net, sky-scrap­ing wing and shin-scrap­ing dif­fuser dom­i­nat­ing the rear end. So far, so race-car. Ex­cept that where a rac­ing car is purely func­tional, the Vulcan has been beau­ti­fully crafted, with as much care paid to aes­thet­ics, tac­til­ity, de­tail­ing and fin­ish as to its raw per­for­mance ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

It’s the same when you get your­self be­hind the wheel. Get­ting in isn’t nearly as tricky as you might imag­ine, the ex­ten­sive roll-cage con­sid­er­ately de­signed to spare you the em­bar­rass­ment of fold­ing your­self dou­ble to ne­go­ti­ate the door aper­ture. Hav­ing suc­cess­fully

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