Geneva 2015: Aston Martin Vulcan Revealed Prior To Global Debut

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
geneva 2015 aston martin vulcan revealed prior to global debut

Twenty-four well-heeled gentleman drivers will soon pilot their own Aston Martin Vulcan, the automaker’s newest track-only machine.

Power for the Vulcan comes from a naturally aspirated 7-liter V12 pumping over 800 horsepower to the back via a rear mid-mounted Xtrac six-speed sequential-shift transmission. Other features include extensive use of carbon fiber, Brembo racing calipers mounted over carbon ceramic discs, race-spec Michelin tires, driver-adjustable anti-lock braking, variable traction control, and a power-to-weight ratio surpassing those found in FIA GTE cars.

Before the 24 fortunate owners take delivery of their FIA-certified Vulcans, they will offered a chance to gain some seat time behind the wheels of Aston Martin’s other road and track offerings — like the V12 Vantage S, One-77 and Vantage GT4 — in an intensive training program. Per special projects and motorsports chief David King, the 24 will then have the opportunity to take part in a series of track days in 2016 “on some of the world’s most famous and glamorous race circuits.”

The Vulcan is set to officially bow at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show next week before making its track debut later in the year, and was produced in a partnership with Multimatic, who will also be in charge of assembling the Ford GT next year.

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  • Noble713 Noble713 on Feb 26, 2015

    I'd never heard of Multimatic before the Ford GT reveal. Who are they? How did they cut their teeth? They must be doing something right if both Ford and AM are outsourcing fabrication of their halo cars to this company...

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    • Mr. Orange Mr. Orange on Feb 27, 2015

      @Cameron Aubernon There was a show on the former Speed Channel called Dream Car Garage. The show is Canadian. Multimatic Motorsports made numerous appearances with building or upgrading cars for track use.

  • Iamwho2k Iamwho2k on Feb 26, 2015

    Hopefully this and the DB10 mean Aston will have a new design language. The current cars look good but they also look too much alike.

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