Aston Martin Unveil Its 800hp Carbon Fibre Supercar
Styled entirely in-house by the Aston Martin design team the Vulcan, named after the aircraft that once used the car makers Gaydon HQ is a limited edition, track-only supercar that’s powered by a 7 litre v12 petrol engine that kicks out around 800bhp.
The Vulcan uses the latest cutting edge engineering methods including that sourced from the company’s own GT racing campaign, the car features a carbon fibre monocoque and body constructed by Aston Martin’s specialist body engineering and manufacturing partner Multimatic, integral limited-slip differential, magnesium torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft and Brembo racing calipers acting on carbon ceramic racing disc brakes.
Drive is channelled to the rear racing tyres through a race-bred rear mid-mounted Xtrac six-speed sequential shift gearbox. The track-derived pushrod suspension with anti-dive geometry is used with Multimatic’s Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) adjustable dampers and anti-roll bars front and rear, driver-adjustable anti-lock braking, and variable traction control.
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The last thing you want to be doing after taking ownership of your very expensive car is embedding it into armco at the first corner, so before you even get into the Vulcan, Aston will lay on some extensive driver training. Along with some time in the simulator they’ll also get on-track training from Astons very own version of the Stig.
With the price set at around £1.5 million, only 24 of these cars are planned for production, more performance data together with further technical details will be released closer to its track debut later in the year. The car will make its full debut at this years Geneva International motor show next month, in the mean time check out these dribble inducing pics to wet your appetite.