You won’t see it tearing down the motorway. Not just because there are only 24 in the world, or because they’re going to cost 24 lucky drivers about $4.5 million dollars each, but because the Aston Martin Vulcan is just too fast for the road and must be constrained to track driving.
The luxury super car boasts a 7.0-litre V12 engine and a 800-plus bhp powerplant. It is being called the most “intense” and “exhilarating creation” in Aston Martin’s car making history.
“Aston Martin Vulcan is, by its very nature, a rare and thrilling super car. Designed and engineered to deliver a genuinely bespoke driving experience that draws on our rich heritage, this car tailors its power and handling to both the capabilities of the driver and the characteristics of the track,” stated Aston Marin CEO Andy Palmer.
The super car was built with carbon fiber monocoque and the body was constructed by the car maker’s long-term specialist body engineering and manufacturing partner Multimatic. It features magnesium torque tube with a carbon fiber propeller shaft and Brembo racing calipers with carbon ceramic racing disc brakes.
Let’s put it this way: this car is so fast, so powerful, so crazy to drive that before driving it on their own, car owners are being offered an intensive track driver training program with advice and insight from racers, including Aston Martin Racing’s Le Mans-winning Darren Turner.
“We will be running a series of exclusive track-day events commencing in 2016 that will offer the opportunity for these customers to explore their driving capabilities, and the car’s performance potential, on some of the world’s most famous and glamorous race circuits,” said David King, Aston Martin’s director of special projects and motorsport.
Source: Tech Times