There is a new ride in town courtesy of Aston Martin, all new Aston Martin Vulcan. Sadly Vulcan is not for your rides around the town or highway. This an FIA-approved track-only hypercar with a quoted 800-plus bhp from the British luxury brand. Power to rev up to 800 bhp comes from the 7.0-liter V12 engine. What’s more, this will be a unique car limited to just 24 examples worldwide. Pricing as expected is in millions, it could be yours for a cool $2.3 million.
The long and short of it is – the fire-breathing Vulcan has a body and a monocoque made from carbon fiber, constructed by their long-term body engineering partner Multimatic. Other cutting edge engineering features include integral limited-slip differential, magnesium torque tube with carbon fiber propeller shaft and Brembo racing calipers acting on carbon ceramic racing disc brakes. It will also have Michelin 345-section tires, 19-inch wheels, pushrod suspension with adjustable dampers and anti-roll bars, carbon ceramic discs and adjustable anti-lock brakes with Brembo calipers, and variable traction control.
Most of Vulcan’s design and engineering features come from their GT racing campaign. Aston Martin’s Director of Special Projects and Motorsport, David King, said: “Taking the extensive learning from our various successful racing programs and applying it to this exceptional track car for customers has been an exciting and sometimes challenging task for the team here at Gaydon.”
This is a beast of a machine, as such, you can’t drive off the showroom (that’s not allowed, anyway) to the race track. Aston Martin through their Fast-track training program offers comprehensive track driver training lessons conducted by experienced racers such as Aston Martin Racing’s Le Mans-winning Darren Turner. Millionaire and billionaire students are on track to refine their track driving technique and increase their ability through a carefully constructed series of practical and theoretical driver training events. They will also be using a few of supercars from Aston Martin’s stables including the V12 Vantage S and One-77 road cars, and the Vantage GT4 race car.
There will be a host of flexible trim and color options to choose from for the powerful Aston Martin Vulcan. The company also notes, it will be offered through their VIP sales program using Q by Aston Martin bespoke personalization service. Other technical details as well as release date information we could know next week at the Geneva Motor Show at the unveiling.