The Aston Martin Vulcan has made its online debut and will be shown in the metal for the first time at next week’s Geneva Motor Show. Built exclusively for the track, the supercar has been envisioned as a rival for the Ferrari FXX K and the McLaren P1 GTR but rather than adopting a hybrid powertrain it comes with an old school V12 7.0-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine delivering more than 800 bhp (596 kW). All that power is wrapped around in a very aggressive and lightweight body and there’s also a carbon fiber monocoque along with a limited slip differential.
It also benefits from a magnesium torque tube that has a carbon fiber propeller shaft while the stopping power is provided by 380mm front and 360mm carbon ceramic racing discs coupled to Brembo racing calipers. The Aston Martin Vulcan benefits from a bespoke suspension, adjustable anti-roll bars, adjustable dampers, as well as a variable traction control system along with an anti-lock braking system that can be adjusted by the driver.
Aston Martin says only 24 cars will ever be made and all buyers will take part in a comprehensive track training program. Besides receiving instructions from a variety of experienced drivers (including Aston Martin Racing’s Darren Turner), the customers will also have the possibility to drive a variety of models such as the Vantage GT4, V12 Vantage S and the One-77.
Source: Aston Martin