The 800-plus bhp, all-carbon-fibre Aston Martin Vulcan will be making its public debut at next week’s Geneva motor show.
Styled entirely in-house by the Aston Martin design team led by chief creative officer Marek Reichman, and with a design language hinting at the next generation of Aston Martin sports cars, the track-only supercar is limited to just 24 examples worldwide and is powered by the most potent iteration yet of the company’s naturally-aspirated, 7.0-litre V12 petrol engine.
With its 800-plus bhp powerplant developed in conjunction with Aston Martin Racing, the front mid-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car sees its power-to-weight ratio exceed those of the GTE cars which compete in the FIA’s annual World Endurance Championship.
The car features a carbon-fibre monocoque and body constructed by Aston Martin’s long-term specialist body engineering and manufacturing partner Multimatic, integral limited-slip differential, magnesium torque tube with carbon-fibre propeller shaft and Brembo racing calipers acting on carbon ceramic racing disc brakes which measure 380 mm in diameter at the front and 360 mm at the rear.
Drive is channelled to the 345/30 x19 rear wheels and Michelin race specification tyres through a race-bred rear mid-mounted Xtrac six-speed sequential shift gearbox.
The suspension is a track-derived pushrod type with the set-up including adjustable dampers and anti-roll bars front and rear, driver-adjustable anti-lock braking, and variable traction control.
Aston Martin says the new track car will comply with all relevant FIA race safety requirements.
Performance data, together with further technical details will be released closer to its track debut later this year.
Source: Aston Martin