Aston Martin reveals Vulcan

By CARSIFU | 25 February 2015

LONDON: The Aston Martin Vulcan will make its world debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show.

The Vulcan is a track-only supercar and the British luxury brand’s most intense and exhilarating creation to date.

The new all-carbon fibre supercar – limited to just 24 examples worldwide – is powered by the most potent iteration yet of the company’s naturally-aspirated, 7.0-litre V12 petrol engine with 800-plus bhp.

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This front mid-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car draws extensively on the brand’s rich GT motorsport experience.

Its power-to-weight ratio exceed those of the GTE cars which compete in the FIA’s annual World Endurance Championship.

The Vulcan features a carbon fibre monocoque and body constructed by Aston Martin’s long-term 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.

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Drive is channelled to the 345/30 x19 rear wheels and Michelin race specification tyres through a rear mid-mounted Xtrac six-speed sequential shift gearbox.

“I believe the Vulcan – and the unique ownership programme that sits behind it – sets a whole new standard in the ultra-high luxury supercar class,” said Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer.