Aston Martin has confirmed details of their most extreme performance car to date – the Vulcan, a 800bhp track only supercar. The new supercar is set to be the British manufacturers most exhilarating and intense creation to date and will feature their naturally aspirated 7.0-litre V12 petrol engine. Aston Martin has said the Vulcan will be limited to only 24 examples worldwide and will give owners the opportunity to tailor their track day experience.
The Vulcan was designed entirely in-house by the excellent design team at Aston Martin, who have hinted that the new design will feature on their next generation of sports cars. The Vulcan draws extensively from the brands GT motorsport with its power to weight ratio exceeding those GTE cars which compete in the FIA’s annual World Endurance Championship. The Vulcan has a carbon fibre monocoque body, 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. The Drive is channelled through a race-bred rear mid-mounted Xtrac six-speed sequential shift gearbox
The 24 lucky owners of the Vulcan will be offered the opportunity to take part in extensive track driver training using high performance models including the V12 Vantage S and the stunning One-77. Owners will be aided in their training by a group of experienced racers including Aston Martin Racing’s Le Mans-winning Darren Turner.
CEO of Aston Martin Dr Andy Palmer said of the stunning new supercar: “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.”
The Aston Martin Vulcan will be officially unveiled to the world at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show on the 3rd of March.