Born out of extensive motorsport experience, the Aston Martin Vulcan is an all-carbon fibre, track-only supercar that combines the British luxury brand’s flair for design with engineering skill.
Styled entirely in-house by the Aston Martin design team led by chief creative officer Marek Reichman, and with a design language hinting at the next generation of Aston Martin sports cars, this supercar is powered by the most potent iteration yet of the company’s 7.0-litre V12 petrol engine.
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According to the firm, with its 800-plus bhp powerplant developed in conjunction with Aston Martin Racing, “this front mid-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car draws extensively on the brand’s rich GT motorsport experience.”
CEO, Dr Andy Palmer commented: “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.”
Comprising cutting-edge engineering including that sourced from the brand’s successful GT racing campaign, 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.
Drive is channelled to the rear wheels and Michelin race specification tyres through a race-bred rear mid-mounted Xtrac six-speed sequential shift gearbox.
Prior to taking delivery of their cars, owners will be offered the opportunity to take part in an extensive and detailed programme of intensive track driver training.
Experienced racers including Aston Martin Racing’s Le Mans-winning Darren Turner will support owners on their learning journey, offering them the chance to refine their track driving technique and increase their ability through a carefully-constructed series of practical and theoretical driver training events.
Palmer added: “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; a unique combination that will guarantee their place in the brand’s rich and charismatic history.”
The Aston Martin Vulcan is due to make its world debut on the brand’s stand at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show (Hall 5 Stand 5253) at 10.15am on Tuesday March 3.