The brand’s CEO, Dr Andy
Palmer, who was on hand to witness the momentous occasion, said, “Seeing the
Aston Martin Vulcan unleashed at Goodwood today is a memory I will cherish for
many years. We wanted to give this car its debut on ‘home soil’, and where
better than at this hugely popular and globally renowned event.”
The new car’s 800-plus bhp
powerplant has been developed in conjunction with Aston Martin Racing and the
front mid-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car draws extensively on the brand’s
rich GT motorsport experience.
Comprising cutting edge
engineering the car features a carbon fibre monocoque and body constructed by
Aston Martin’s long-term specialist body engineering and manufacturing partner
Multimatic, integral limited-slip differential, magnesium torque tube with
carbon fibre propeller shaft and Brembo racing calipers acting on carbon
ceramic racing disc brakes which measure 380mm in diameter at the front and
360mm at the rear.
Drive is channelled to the
345/30 x19 rear wheels and Michelin race specification tyres through a
race-bred rear mid-mounted Xtrac six-speed sequential shift gearbox.
suspension with anti-dive geometry is complemented by Multimatic’s Dynamic
Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) adjustable dampers and anti-roll bars front and
rear, driver-adjustable anti-lock braking, and variable traction control.
Dr Palmer added: “As we have
seen at Goodwood today, this is 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.”
Source: Aston Martin