Aston Martin has introduced its most intense and exhilarating car to date;
the Vulcan is a limited edition, track-only, 7.0-liter V12 supercar.
Born out of extensive motorsport experience the 800-plus hp, all-carbon fiber Aston Martin Vulcan promises truly extreme performance on par with its closest rivals, the McLaren P1 GTR and LaFerrari FXX K.
Uniquely for Aston Martin, the new supercar - limited to just 24 examples worldwide - will allow owners the opportunity to precisely tailor their track day experience through a graduating scale of detailed power and dynamic performance adjustments.
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 program that sits behind it - sets a whole new standard in the ultra-high luxury supercar class."
Vulcan is Powered by Aston's Last Naturally-Aspirated V12 Engine
With a design language hinting at the next generation of Aston Martin sports cars, the Vulcan is powered by the most potent iteration yet of the company's naturally-aspirated, 7.0-liter V12 petrol engine. Aston's naturally-aspirated V12 engines will be replaced in the future by turbocharged versions.
With its 800-plus hp 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.
Utilizing the techniques of world-class motorsport engineering, the supercar sees its power-to-weight ratio exceed those of the GTE cars which compete in the FIA's annual World Endurance Championship.
Drive is channelled to the 345/30 x19 rear wheels and Michelin race specification tires through a race-bred rear mid-mounted Xtrac six-speed sequential shift gearbox.
Driver Training Program
Prior to taking delivery of their cars, owners will be offered the opportunity to take part in a detailed program of track driver training, similar to those offered by McLaren and Ferrari.
Using a number of high performance Aston Martins including the V12 Vantage S and One-77 road cars and the Vantage GT4 race car, customers will gradually build experience and develop their track technique, before beginning their personal journeys into the performance potential of their Aston Martin Vulcan.
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 opportunity to further refine their driving style in the safety of the digital race track.