PINNACLE OF THE HYPERCAR
At the very pinnacle of the hypercar market there are some cars so rare they’ll never be seen on the road. Aston Martin’s Vulcan is one such machine, a track-only limited edition of 24 cars that requires both a high degree of driving skill and deep pockets on the part of the owner. The result is the ultimate track-day weapon, also suitable for one-make racing or open category invitation races.
The Vulcan follows in the wheeltracks of Aston Martin’s last ultra-rare high performance car, the One-77. Unlike its predecessor, the Vulcan is intended only for track use and will be both more exclusive and more expensive than the 77 examples that were produced of the One-77. In contrast, just 24 examples of the Vulcan will be built, the number a deliberate reference to the company’s long and impressive Le Mans history.
DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT SHAPE
The layout of the Vulcan is front mid-engined, with the entire engine sitting behind the front axle. The shape is dramatically different to the current Aston Martin range, with a low nose and new-look slimline headlamps. It’s also far lower, wider and with a multi-adjustable rear wing. Downforce levels attainable are in excess of the GT3 race cars.
The driver sits encased in a strong carbon fibre tub with a carbon fibre body featuring detachable panels; as a track-only machine the Vulcan is left hand drive only. To ensure that owners are capable of handling the 800+bhp power, the Vulcan is supplied as a package with a three-year Experience and Driver Training Programme, allowing the owner to graduate through a supervised, graduating scale of increasing power and performance. As a thoughtful touch, owners will be invited to Gaydon to specify their Vulcan and be measured for their race suit.