5 Aston Martin Vulcans are on their way to the track

Article by Christian A., on March 31, 2017

Aston Martin first introduced this in the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, and after a long wait, the track-only Vulcan is finally on its way. To be specific, there are actually five of them. The company released images of the hypercar covered up as they prepared for their journey, though they did not mention where these cars will be delivered.

These five cars are worth $11.5 million as each of them has a price tag of $2.5 million. The 800 horsepower (569 kilowatt) vehicle is equipped with a 7.0 liter V12 under its hood. That means that these five cars add up to a total 4,000 horsepower (2,982 kW).

The whole exterior of the car is built with carbon fiber. The Vulcan comes with a full carbon fiber chassis, a super lightweight but at the same time rigid structure that provides a strong foundation for the vehicle. The exhaust system is also made of almost weightless materials such as Inconel and Titanium. The Torque Tube stays the same as all Aston Martins but this time is made with Magnesium so it cuts 30% of the weight. Moreover, the front and side screens are 250 times stronger than glass and is shatter resistant, being made from hard-coated Polycarbonate, which also has anti-UV coating.

The engineers made sure that there is minimal change in pitch sensitivity and balance when accelerating and braking with the aerodynamic balance. It has GT3-levels of downforce due to its prominent front splitter, rear diffuser, and adjustable rear wing. The Vulcan will come with a set of 10-spoke forged alloy wheels in Satin Black finish, that is supplied by APP-Tech.

In the cabin, the driver will definitely be comfortable in the Vulcan’s full carbon fibre Recaro racing seats - with adjustable driver’s seat and a fixed passenger seat, and a six-point racing harness. The steering wheel is made with a carbon fiber design, with key functions grouped in a logical manner. To add some high tech features, it will come with an intercom for easier in-car communication that is integrated into the crash helmets. Furthermore, a Cosworth aliveDRIVE data acquisition system records data and allows the driver to analyse his laps over time.

Twenty four. That is the number of Vulcans that will be built and delivered by Aston Martin. Marek Reichman, the in-house designer of these hypercars, got his inspiration from models like the DB9, One-77, and Vantage.

Like I said earlier, we are not certain where these five cars are headed, but we all know that each one of them will end up on the track, somewhere - just like the Ferrari FXX K and the McLaren P1 GTR.

The Aston Martin Vulcan should definitely be the new standard in the ultra-high luxury supercar class.

Source: Aston Martin

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