Aston Martin is ready to roll out its most fierce track-only Vulcan at the Geneva Motor Show. Aston Martin’s CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer describes it as “a sports car for true sports car lovers” and promises that Vulcan “sets a whole new standard in the ultra-high luxury supercar class.”
Named after a famous Roman God, the British automotive manufacturer is proud of this blazing hot hyper car, which literally shoots flames out of its side-exit exhausts.
Under the Hood
Built up around a two-seat carbon fibre monocoque, this mega-powered monster has been designed by Aston head of design Marek Reichmann. Under the hood, the Vulcan features a 7.0-litre V12 petrol engine tuned to deliver in excess of 800 brake hp (597kW). The V12 motor is connected to a rear, mid-mounted Xtrac six-speed sequential shift transmission through a magnesium torque tube and a carbon fibre propeller shaft. The power is transmitted to ground via a limited-slip differential. The most intense Aston Martin rests on 345/30 race Michelin tyres, which are 15.0 inches in diameter at the front, 14.2 at the rear, and wrapped around 19-inch alloy wheels.
With a wheelbase of 2.8 metres, braking is controlled by Brembo racing calipers which are connected to wheels carrying carbon ceramic discs. These discs measure 380mm across at the front and 360mm in diameter at the rear.
Utilising world-class motorsport engineering, the track-only sports car is equipped with pushrod suspension along with Multimatic adjustable dampers. It also features roll bars at the front and rear, as well as adjustable anti-lock braking and traction control systems.
Aston claims the Vulcan is completely safe and complies with all of FIA safety policies, but those who are not confident to drive this, the company will provide “intensive track driver training” for free. Guess what? This training programme will be conducted by some of the leading racing drivers of Aston Martin like Le Mans-winner, Darren Turner. And to surprise you more, the lucky owners will all be driving the dream cars like Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, Vantage GT4, and One-77 in pursuit to refine their track driving methods.
Still no word from the company regarding the performance figures, but hopefully, we will get to hear about them near the first track date of Vulcan . Prepare your fire suits, as they will also be blazing hot like the car.
The Vulcan is expected to come up with a price tag of £1.5 Million ($2.33 Million, plus local taxes).
Aston Martin claims it to be the most extreme car born out of their huge motorsport experience, and it will prove to be dream come true for many of the race car lover. Being a limited-edition supercar, only 24 of these beauties will be built, so don’t forget to book yours before it’s too late.