has finally revealed their fire snorting, ear drum exploding, “track only”
X-rated monster, the Vulcan. Aston will physically unveil the car for its world
debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 3, 2015.
The Vulcan is
Aston Martin’s “most intense and exhilarating creation” ever. Powered by an
Aston Martin’s signature naturally aspirated V12 but with 7.0 litres at
disposal, the engine will produce 800-plus bhp which makes the engine the most
powerful naturally aspirated engine in the world. The Vulcan is made completely
from carbon fibre. The Vulcan will be produced in limited numbers of only 24 examples
CEO Dr Andy Palmer said: “Aston Martin Vulcan
is, by its very nature, a rare and thrilling supercar. Designed and engineered
to deliver a genuinely bespoke driving experience that draws on our rich
heritage, this car tailors its power and handling to both the capabilities of
the driver and the characteristics of the track. A sports car for true sports
car lovers, I believe the Aston Martin Vulcan – and the unique ownership
programme that sits behind it – sets a whole new standard in the ultra-high
luxury supercar class.” Palmer concluded: “We have already received strong
interest from the customers we have spoken to about Aston Martin Vulcan. The
cars will blend our traditional Aston Martin values of Power, Beauty and Soul
with an unrivalled ownership experience.”
motorsports and designed by Aston Martin’s design Director Marek Reichman with
his team and styled entirely in-house, and the most powerful V12 engine in the
world, mated to rear mid mounted Xtrac six-speed sequential shift gearbox was
developed in conjugation with Aston Martin Racing, this front mid-engined,
rear-wheel drive sports car draws extensively on the company’s glorious GT
Aston also claims the Vulcan’s power to weight ratio exceeds those of the GTE
cars which compete in the FIA’s World Endurance Championship. The car features
a carbon fibre monocoque and body, integral limited-slip differential,
magnesium torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft and Brembo racing calipers
with 380mm front and 360mm rear carbon ceramic racing disc brakes housed inside
345/30 R19 wheels. Track-derived pushrod suspension with anti-dive geometry with
Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) adjustable dampers and anti-roll bars
front and rear, driver-adjustable anti-lock braking, and variable traction
control, the Vulcan completely complies with all FIA race safety standards.
that the Vulcan’s styling sets the pace for future Aston Martin cars designing
Before a buyer
can take delivery of their cars, owners will be offered the opportunity to take
part in an extensive and detailed intense track driver training programme by Aston
Martin Racing’s Le Mans-winning Darren Turner to develop and increase their
ability through a carefully-constructed series of practical and theoretical
driver training events. There will also be the option of time in the virtual
race car world of Darren Turner’s Base Performance Simulators, where buyers
will have ample opportunity to further refine their driving style in the safety
of the digital race track.
said: “We will be running a series of exclusive track day events commencing in
2016 that will offer the opportunity for these customers to explore their
driving capabilities, and the car’s performance potential, on some of the
world’s most famous and glamorous race circuits.”
infinitely flexible in terms of colour and trim options, the exclusive new
sports car will be offered to buyers through Aston Martin’s VIP sales programme,
using the expertise and luxury customer service that is now a hallmark of the
brand’s ‘Q by Aston Martin’ bespoke personalisation service.
performance data and technical details about the Vulcan supercar, will be
released closer to its track debut later in 2015.
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