By on February 26, 2015

Aston Martin Vulcan_01

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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13 Comments on “Geneva 2015: Aston Martin Vulcan Revealed Prior To Global Debut...”

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    Live long and prosper, Aston Martin.

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    Nice, except for the wing. Yeah, I know if its a track car it’ll need it, but still, design this new body and then tack a big old wing on the deck? Makes it look like it belong to one of the many ricer/tuners running around my town with fart cans and half finished bodywork.

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    Huh? Those tail lamp daggers really confuse me. Good luck cleaning in there.

    Also the name sucks, and is not gentleman-racer-British in nature.

    • 0 avatar
      Mr. Orange

      I would have respectfully disagree with you on the name not being British enough.

      Hearing the name Vulcan with a posh British accent works for me.

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        It’s too violent. Sounds like a volcano, or a missile of some sort (which it is I think). Words like Vantage, Vanquish, Lagonda – these words sound nice.

        Daniel Craig saying “Vulcan” to my ears does not sound like a high performance AM vehicle.

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          Mr. Orange

          It has a 800 hp. And its RWD. And its a race car. I would expect my experience if i were driving it to be very violent.

          And try hearing it as if Mark Strong was speaking it.

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      M. Ellis

      The name is likely taken from one of the V Series bombers flown by the Royal Air Force starting in the 1950s (Valiant, Vulcan, and Victor). Plus a Vulcan shows up in the James Bond movie Thunderball, which ties everything in with Aston Martin, as the opener for that movie has Bond escaping in a bulletproof DB5.

      That’s about as British as you can get.

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    Mr. Orange

    The spikey leds are just good ol fashion AWESOME. I hope more car designers steal or are “inspired” by that.

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    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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      Multimatic are a Canadian engineering firm based in Markham, Ontario that has partnerships with Ford and Aston Martin; they built the One-77.

      The firm also has a competition arm known as Multimatic Motorsports, which has raced a number of Ford and Aston Martin vehicles since 1992 in endurance competition; they current campaign Mustangs in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.

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        Mr. Orange

        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.

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    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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