2016 Aston Martin Vulcan: the awesome power is about to hit the racetracks of the world
First we begin with the name of the Aston’s giant powered track vehicle, which in all probability will make you think about the legendary Mr. Spock or T-Pau, another lesser Star Trek character, if you shy away from public glare. If we consider the British in the Aston Martin the name, Vulcan would certainly point towards the very loud bombers of Col War era.
Irrespective of the character the name bears, the Vulcan is all set to become the extremely noisy road going Aston Martin till date, track only limited edition hypercar which squarely aims at the small market hogged by the Ferrari FXX and P1 GTR of McLaren. Here is where you find the billionaire club hanging out. A meager 24 units of the Vulcan will be manufactured, and the official press release says that this is an opportunity to customize track experience via progressive scale of in-depth power and dynamic adjustments of performance.
This Aston Martin inducts a familiar V-12 engine developed by the company with the help of Aston Martin Racing. It has a total displacement of 7.0 Liters and produces a tremendous 800+ horsepower. For information, the Aston One -77, not accused as a droop, generated a magnificent 750hp with the 7.3 Liter engine.
As for the rest, the Vulcan has the same unobtanium-grade specifications. The car is built with carbon body work on the carbon-fiber made the monocoque. A magnesium torque tube is connected to the engine, and the driveshaft is made of carbon-fiber which pours power into the six-speed sequential gearbox from Xtrac. It is the Brembo calipers griping the carbon-ceramic brake discs for all four wheels, and they measure 15.0 inch in front and 14.2 inches at the back. The vehicle rolls on Michelin racetrack tires. FIA safety standards have been built into the Vulcan apparently.