The Aston Martin Vulcan is a model launched in 2015 by Aston Martin at the 2015 Geneva Motor

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Aston Martin Vulcan
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Production 2015-present (24 cars expected)
Class Hypercar
Body Style 2-door coupé
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Weight 1,350 kg (2,976 lb)
Transmission 6-speed sequential
Engine 7.0 L V12

800 brake horsepower (600 kW)

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Similar Aston Martin DB9

Aston Martin Vantage

Designer Marek Reichman

Show. The Vulcan is a rear-wheel drive track only sports car that runs on a new 7 L V12 engine mounted on an aluminium alloy chassis and carbon fibre body delivering 800 brake horsepower (600 kW). The Vulcan is fitted with carbon ceramic brakes, magnesium torque tube with a carbon fibre propeller shaft, limited-slip differential, Xtrac 6-speed sequential gearbox and has a curb weight of 1350 kg.

The Vulcan is designed by Aston Martin's creative officer Marek Reichmantaking inspirations from Aston Martin current models Vantage and DB9.The Vulcan is to be a limited edition vehicle, only 24 cars will be made priced at $2.3 million.

Aston Martin Vulcan

Aston Martin Vulcan at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show

History Edit

On 25 February 2015, the Aston Martin Vulcan was introduced. It is a track-only sports car. The car is limited to 24 examples worldwide.

Motorsport inspiration Edit

The Vulcan is styled entirely in-house by the Aston Martin creative officer Marek Reichman, the Vulcan features a new design language that should be found in the next generation of Aston Martin sports cars.

The Vulcan is powered by Aston's most potent iteration yet of the company’s naturally-aspirated 7.0-litre V12 engine. With its 800-plus hp engine developed partly with Aston Martin Racing, this front mid-engined, rear-wheel drive supercar draws extensively on the brand’s rich GT motorsport experience

It utilizes techniques of motorsport engineering with the Vulcan seeing its power-to-weight ratio exceed those of the FIA GTE cars which compete in the World Endurance Championship.

With engineering sourced from the brand's successful GT racing campaign, the car 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 which measure 380mm in diameter at the front and 360 mm at the rear.

Drive is channeled to the 345/30x19 rear wheels and Michelin race specification tyres through a race-bred rear mid-mounted Xtrac six-speed sequential shift gearbox. Front tires are 305/30x19.

The car has race-derived pushrod suspension with anti-dive geometry is complemented by Multimatic’s Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) adjustable dampers and anti-roll bars front and rear, driver-adjustable anti-lock braking, and variable traction control.

The Vulcan will comply with all relevant FIA race safety requirements.

Like the Ferrari FXXFerrari 599XXFerrari FXX-K, and McLaren P1 GTR, the Vulcan must be approved to drive on track day events by the factory. However, unlike those cars, customers can keep the car on their own.

Vulcan AMR Pro Edit

The AMR Pro package for the Vulcan was unveiled at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The package contains extra aerodynamic pieces to enhance the performance of the car, with the presence of an enhanced dual-element rear wing with a gurney flap, large dive planes, side wheel arch louvers, and turning vanes designed to improve steering response. These improvements allow the car's downforce performance to enhance with an increase of 27%. Balance has been improved as well, with a 47/53 weight distribution, thanks to the majority of the pressure going towards the center of the car

The car still has the same 7.0-litre naturally-aspirated V12 as the regular Vulcan, with the same 820 hp (611 kW; 831 PS). The 6-speed transmission's ratios are changed, shorter to improve acceleration.

All cars are upgraded to AMR Pro spec by Aston Martin's Q division.

Customised versions Edit

"Verde Ithaca" Vulcan Edit

An Aston Martin Vulcan was painted "Verde Ithaca" (green paint scheme from Lamborghini) by one of the customers who owned the car. The car is chassis #14 of 24 with less than 200 miles driven, and was sold at auction for UK£2.7 million.

Road-legal Vulcan Edit

An Aston Martin Vulcan was made road-legal by British engineering company RML Group through a series of modifications. This particular car remains the only Vulcan to be made legal for the road. Several changes had to be performed in order to meet road regulations. The group took 18 months to modify the entire car.

The ride height of the car is raised for ground clearance. The rear LED "blades" are covered with a plastic light housing for radius management. Two front integrated headlights have been added, under the inspiration of the modern Aston Martin design. The styling of the lights mimic the factory lights of the Vulcan. As for the front splitter, the car's fences, placed on the side of the aerodynamic piece for more downforce, have been removed, and the length of the carbon fibre splitter has also been shortened.

The 7.0-litre naturally-aspirated V12 is remapped for emissions, and the cooling system is replaced with a different unit for better temperature control. The car's gear ratios are altered, and the clutch was changed to make the launch easier than the regular Vulcan. Spring rates and damper rates have been changed, and ride height lifting has been added to allow for easier driving on the road. The steering lock became less limited to allow the car to steer more and give a larger turning radius.

The Vulcan's side mirrors have been replaced in favour of the Aston Martin DB11's mirrors, since the regular Vulcan's mirror glass does not meet road regulations, and it does not include mirror-integrated indicators. All windows has been replaced with specific units that meet road regulations, and a windscreen wiper and washer jets have been added. The rear bumper has been modified to allow for a Euro-spec registration plate to be installed, along with plate lights, and a reflector. The rear wing plates' ends contain an amber light strip for direction indicators, and the fuel cap has been modified. As for the interior, the seats (which originally had head-support) have been changed to allow for visibility, and the steering wheel has been drastically modified. The doors are central-locking, and the car contains an immobiliser key.

The engine still has the same power output as the regular Vulcan.

According to RML, the owner of this exclusive car can ask the group to revert the car back to racing spec whenever the owner desires.

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