The Aston Martin Vulcan is even hotter than lava!
After an intense teaser video, Aston Martin has officially revealed today the company’s most poweful and thrilling supercar to date – the Aston Martin Vulcan, a track-only beast that’s ready for take off. Vulcan will be a sports car for true sports car lovers, that will set a whole new standard in the high luxury supercar class, according to Andy Palmer, the CEO of Aston Martin.
The new supercar will have 800 plus horsepower coming from a naturally aspired 7.0L V12 engine, an ultra light body made completely out of carbon fiber and a breathtaking design, promising to offer a bespoke driving experience and truly extreme performance. Unfortunately it will be limited to just 24 examples worldwide, each of them even more precious than the One-77 that I totally love.
The mesmerizing styling of the Aston Martin Vulcan has been entirely made in-house and it gives us an idea about the future design language from the British supercar maker. The massive 7.0L engine has been developed in conjunction with Aston Martin Racing and it’s the company’s most potent powerplant ever made.
This front-mid engined, rear wheel drive sports car has an extreme power to weight ratio that will make anyone squirm in the driver’s seat. That’s why prior to taking delivery of their cars, future owners will have to take part in an intense track driver training program, helped by Le-Mans winning driver Darren Turner.
The future owners will gradually build racing experience behind the steering wheel of an Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, One-77 and a Vantage GT4 race ca, before starting to drive this four wheel masterpiece around the track.
The Aston Martin Vulcan features an integral limited slip differential, massive Brembo racing calipers with carbon ceramic disc brakes and a track derived pushrod suspension that’s also complemented by Dynamic suspension spool valve adjustable dampers and anti roll bars from Multimatic (the company which also builds the carbon fiber monoque and body).
The 800 plus horsepower is sent to the lightweight track wheels wrapped in high performance 345/30/19 Michelin tires, trough a racing-bred Xtrac six speed sequential gearbox. Of course, the car will meet all FIA race safety regulations as well.
We don’t know any performance data yet, but we can’t to wait to hear more details about this ultra exclusive track-only Aston Martin. The Vulcan will be premiered at the Geneva Motor Show next Tuesday, on March 3rd.