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.
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.