A track beast: The Aston Martin Vulcan
The Aston Martin Vulcan is a track-only V-12 race-car that, lets face it we all love!
The Aston Martin Vulcan was launched in 2015 at the Geneva Auto Show. Yep five years ago already. Production started 2015 and ended sometime in 2016. During that time only 24 were ever built and each cost a crisp $2.3 million. The designer Marek Reichman took inspiration from Aston's most iconic models such as the one-77, Vantage and DB9.
Car and Driver
Engine and transmission
The Vulcan is powered by a very British 7.0 L naturally aspirated V-12 that cranks out 820 horsepower at 7,750 rpm and 575 lb ft of torque at 6,500 rpm. These are epic figures and are perfect for the track. The engine actually has 3-power modes. The first give you 500 horsepower. The second gives you 675 horsepower. And the third gives you max power. As for the gearbox, the Vulcan uses an Xtrac 6-speed shift paddle manual.
The Aston Martin Vulcan has a top speed of 200 mph and can accelerate from 0-60 in just 3.0 seconds. The Vulcan is RWD and uses a limited slip differential. Of course being a race-car, the Vulcan is very light at 2,976 lbs. The Vulcan has lots of aero components including a massive adjustable rear wing. At top speed, there is 3,003 lbs of downforce on the car. That's more than a great white shark sitting on it!
In 2017 Aston Martin offered a hardcore aero package for you Vulcan if you wished to have it. The AMR pro package adds two large canards on each side of the front bumper. And a more aggressive wing with a larger front splitter. Also they added wheel arch louvers, and turning vanes that improve steering response. According to Aston Martin, downforce has improved by 27%. The car also had a better weight distribution at 47/53. The engine and transmission are completely unchanged. The AMR pro was only an owner request and if there is only 24 Vulcans, there surely isn't very many of these.
The Aston Martin Vulcan is a track car that fills a spot in all of our hearts. Aston Martin made a truly unique car that is unlike any other car. There was a small company that converted a Vulcan to fit road regulations that actually went on the Gumball 3000 rally. Thanks to all of you for reading and as always if you enjoyed don't forget to bump and follow for more!