Aston Martin announced a limited edition supercar named the Vulcan. But don’t pull out your Vulcan salute just yet – sighting one will be a rare occurrence. Only 24 will be made and they’re not homologated for road use.
Instead, it’s a beast for those with deep pockets and a deep addiction for track days. Power comes from a 7-litre V12 engine producing in excess of 596kW. According to Aston Martin, this is the most potent state of tune this engine has ever seen. The power-to-weight ratio is said to be better than those of GTE cars that compete in the World Endurance Championship.
The Vulcan employs carbon quite extensively, from the monocoque, to the propeller shaft. Its power is shifted via a six-speed sequential gearbox, plus a track-ready suspension system with adjustable dampers and anti-roll bars (front and rear) does duty. It meets all the FIA race safety requirements.
And if you’re one of the lucky owners, you’ll be invited to an “intensive” track driver training session with Aston Martin. You’ll receive tutelage from drivers like Darren Turner, who won Le Mans with Aston Martin Racing. A wide variety of customisation options also exist for the Vulcan. According to Aston’s CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, customer interest has been strong.
The Aston Martin Vulcan debuts at the Geneva Motor Show this week. Exact power details will be announced at the car’s track debut later this year.