Buying an Aston Martin Vulcan isn’t a straightforward process. Of the 24 cars that Aston Martin built and sold for $3m a pop, there’s just one that remains unsold, but the 600kW hypercar can be yours, albeit with a caveat. You have to buy an Aston Martin apartment first.
Yes, you read that right. Not content with building some of the world’s most desirable cars, the British manufacturer is lending its name to luxury real estate. Aston Martin Residences, a 66-storey tower on Miami’s Billion Dollar Mile offers prime beachfront views and the top three storeys are reserved for the penthouse.
Sign up for the princely sum of USD$50m (A$71.5m) and you not only get the tallest US residential square footage south of New York and the opportunity to lord it over the other 390 plebs in the building, but a Vulcan is included to sweeten the deal.
“No matter how much money you have, you cannot buy a Vulcan,” says Alejandro Martin Alijanati of G&G Business Developments, the property group co-developing the tower, somewhat ignoring the fact that if you front up with $50m you can do exactly that.
While 47 other tower residents get treated to a limited edition ‘Miami’ Riverwalk DB11 and will be able to parade up and down the Deco District hoping that another one doesn’t come the other way, the Vulcan isn’t road legal. The top dog at Aston Martin Residences instead gets a membership of a private track club with tuition that aims to keep the thing dirty side down.
Due to be completed in 2022, the residences boast marinas, spas, an art gallery and also feature a butler on hand 24 hours a day. True, you’d have to live among Floridians and the impending launch of the Valkyrie might take the shine off your free Vulcan somewhat, but should you have $50m knocking about and you’re at a loss to know what to do with it, we can think of worse…
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