Sometime ago, we showed you a video of this crazy Aston Martin, belching out flames from its back. That video clearly proved that this is no ‘run-of-the-mill’ Aston, if there was any such thing. However, speculations have been cremated, as Aston Martin has officially revealed the Vulcan. The Aston Martin Vulcan is a racetrack only sports car, which means no nutterhead can rip through public roads in one, great! Because, under that batmobile design, lies a raging British monster that is as light as a loaf of bread. Made entirely out of super lightweight carbon-fibre and powered by a stupendously loud and fire-spitting 7.0-litre V12, this track-focused missile has over 800 horsepower on tap.
On the Vulcan, that massive rear spoiler isn’t there for show, unlike some found on puny modified hatchbacks.
Being a track-only tool, the Vulcan comes with several items that you won’t find in road-worthy supercars. Some of these include a bespoke racing suspension set up that is adjustable in every which way, then you have massive, rather planet-sized Brembo carbon-ceramic brake discs with equally big racing callipers to bite those discs. The list goes on to a limited slip differential, carbon-fibre prop shaft, racing cars inspired 6-speed sequential gearbox. You can be sure of the Vulcan angrily spitting out red hot flames whenever you perform a snap downshift.
Yes, it isn’t pretty like most other Astons, but that’s rather besides the point, here.
And that cockpit isn’t designed with comfort in mind.
Apparently, Aston Martin said that the Vulcan would be setting an whole new standard within the ultra-high luxury supercar class. Well, we are not sure about that claim, as this isn’t exactly a “ultra-high luxury” oriented supercar. It’s meant for the cut-throat environment and rigours of the racetrack, not soothing drive down sunset boulevard. The Vulcan comes equipped with high-tech driver-adjustable traction control system and anti-lock braking system. These variable modes within these safety nannies, mean that the Aston Martin Vulcan can be configured according to individual driver’s preferences and his/her attack mode strategy on the track.
Production of this bonkers Aston Martin will be limited to only two dozen units. Yes, that’s what many call, proper exclusivity. The few lucky buyers of the Vulcan, would be given a chance to participate in a proper racetrack training programme. And top of the already exclusive experience, Aston Martin will let the owner take driving instructions from the company’s hotshot racing driver, Darren Turner. Splendid! This manic creation from Aston Martin will be displayed at the upcoming 2015 Geneva Motor Show. In the meanwhile, tell us what you think of this supercar cum missile.