McLaren’s gorgeous P1 GTR will not going to be the only track-only supercar from the 2015 Geneva Motor Show as Aston Martin also unveiled today its impressive Vulcan. Limited to just 24 units worldwide, the Aston Martin Vulcan promises to be a thrilling supercar. According to Aston Martin, the Vulcan was styled in-house by the company’s design team led by Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman.
As expected, the design hints at the next-generation of Aston Martin supercars, which means that the future looks pretty good for the British manufacturer. Under the hood, there is a naturally-aspirated 7.0-liter V12 engine that pumps out over 800 hp and delivers all the power to the 345/30 x 19 rear wheels wrapped in Michelin race specification tyres.
Moreover, the engine is bolted to a race-bred rear mid-mounted Xtrac six-speed sequential gearbox. Thanks to Aston Martin’s motorsport experience, the Vulcan arrives with a track-derived pushrod suspension with anti-dive geometry, which is complemented by Multimatic’s Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) adjustable dampers and anti-roll barrs front and rear, as well as driver-adjustable anti-lock braking and variable traction control.
The lucky people who will buy the Aston Martin Vulcan will be offered the opportunity to take part in an extensive and detailed programme of intensive track driver training. Aston Martin says that customers will gradually build their experience and develop track technique using a number of high-performance vehicles such as the V12 Vantage S and One-77 road cars but also the Vantage GT4 race car.
In addition, the experienced racers that will help owners improve their driving skills will also include Aston Martin Racing’s Le Mans-winning Darren Turner. Furthermore, Vulcan customers will have the opportunity to step in the virtual race car world of Darren Turner’s Base Performance Simulators. There are no details regarding the price of the new Vulcan, but the British company says that it will offer it through Aston Martin’s VIP sales programme.
And because money will not be a problem for the upcoming customers, the new sports car can be customized in terms of colour and trim options. Other details regarding the performance data, as well as further technical details will be released closer to the vehicle’s track debut which will take place later this year.
New Vulcan owners will be given the rare chance to participate in an extensive and detailed intensive track driver training program – even before they take delivery of their new Aston Martin car.
These new owners will be under the tutelage of a number of experienced racers like Aston Martin Racing's Le Mans-winning Darren Turner. With these racers on their back, new Vulcan owners undergo a carefully programmed series of practical and theoretical driver training events, allowing them to refine their track driving technique and heighten their abilities.
During the program, new Vulcan owners will get behind the wheels of a number of high-performance Aston Martin cars like the V12 Vantage S, One-77, and Vantage GT4. The road and race cars will allow these customers to gradually build experience while developing their track technique – thus preparing them for a new kind immense thrill-laden journey with their new Aston Martin Vulcan.
David King remarked that they would organize a series of exclusive track day events in 2016, all of which will offer the chance for new Vulcan customers to explore the car's performance potential and their own driving capabilities, on some of the most famous race circuits in the world.
Vulcan owners will also be offered the chance to try Darren Turner's Base Performance Simulators, allowing them to further refine their driving style in a digital race track.