The track-only Aston Martin Vulcan bowed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The production of the new performance car will be limited, and only 24 units are up for grabs
Aston Martin have an unusually busy stand at the Geneva Motor Show 2015. In recent years we are used to seeing the latest carbon edition or a mildly tweaked version of the V12 Vantage. This year we have the bat-trap-crazy Aston Martin Vulcan to ogle. What a car! A no-holds-barred racer, the Aston Martin Vulcan has been designed to rival the McLaren P1 GTR and the brand new Ferrari FXXK. We took a closer look.
25 lucky owners will get to experience the Aston Martin Vulcan first hand. Underneath, the Vulcan uses a similar carbon fibre monocoque to the One 77. 50% is entirely new though, Aston Martin have made it stiffer and lighter with the help of engineering firm Multimatic. With an FIA-approved roll cage and a pushrod system with both adjustable dampers and adjustable sway bars; the Vulcan is every inch the racer.
The coupe sports a lower front end with thin LED headlights and receives a wide radiator grille, boomerang-shaped LED tail lamps and a large air diffuser. The Vulcan rides on 19-inch ten-spoke alloy wheels.
The Vulcan is powered by a naturally-aspirated 7.0-litre V12 engine that is tuned to send over 800PS to the rear wheels via a mid-mounted six-speed sequential gearbox and a limited-slip differential. The track-focused model is equipped with a pushrod suspension system and a number of electronic driving aids that can be adjusted or turned off entirely when needed.
The Vulcan also has a carbon-fibre monocoque, a limited-slip differential and a magnesium torque tube with a carbon fibre propeller shaft.
The owners of the Aston Martin will be offered the opportunity to participate in an extensive track training program.