Aston Martin Vulcan Price, Top Speed, Road Legal, News. The Aston Martin Vulcan is a two-door, two-seater, V12 engined high-performance lightweight track-only car launched in 2015 by Aston Martin at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
The Vulcan is designed by Aston Martin’s creative officer Marek Reichman, taking inspirations from Aston Martin then current models Vantage, DB9 and One-77. The Vulcan is a limited edition vehicle and only 24 cars were produced with each car priced at US$ 2.3 million.
Aston Martin Vulcan: Specifications
The Vulcan is fitted with carbon ceramic brakes, magnesium torque tube with a carbon fiber propeller shaft, limited-slip differential and Xtrac 6-speed sequential transmission. The car has a dry kerb weight of 1,350 kg (2,980 lb). The Vulcan uses Michelin Pilot Sports Cup 2 tires.
Engine power is selectable using a selector knob in the car, with the first option sets the power to 500 hp (373 kW; 507 PS), the second option sets the power to 675 hp (503 kW; 684 PS), and the third and final option unleashing the full 820 hp (611 kW; 831 PS). 3
The car has a race-derived pushrod suspension with anti-dive geometry and is complemented by Multimatic’s Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) adjustable dampers and anti-roll bars, front and rear driver-adjustable anti-lock braking, and variable traction control.
Like the Ferrari FXX, Ferrari 599XX, FXX-K, and the McLaren P1 GTR, the Vulcan must be approved to drive on track day events by the factory. Unlike those cars, customers can keep the car on their own.
Aston Martin Vulcan: Vulcan AMR Pro
The package contains extra aerodynamic pieces to enhance the performance of the car, with the presence of an enhanced dual-element rear wing with a gurney flap, large dive planes, side wheel arch louvers, and turning vanes designed to improve steering response. These improvements allow the car’s downforce performance to enhance with an increase of 27%. Balance has been improved as well, with a 47/53 weight distribution, thanks to the majority of the pressure going towards the center of the car.
The car still has the same 7.0-litre naturally-aspirated V12 as the regular Vulcan, with the same 820 hp (611 kW; 831 PS) of power. The 6-speed transmission’s ratios are changed and are now shorter in order to improve acceleration.
All existing cars are fitted with the AMR Pro package by Aston Martin’s Q division at the owner’s request.
Aston Martin Vulcan: Road-legal conversion
An Aston Martin Vulcan was made road-legal by British engineering company RML Group through a series of modifications. This particular car remains the only Vulcan to be made legal for the road. The group took 18 months to modify the entire car.
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The ride height of the car is raised for ground clearance. The styling of the lights mimic the factory lights of the Vulcan. As for the front splitter, the car’s fences, placed on the side of the aerodynamic piece for more downforce, have been removed, and the length of the carbon fiber splitter has also been shortened.
The car’s gear ratios are altered, and the clutch was changed to make the launch easier than the regular Vulcan. Spring rates and damper rates have been changed, and ride height lifting has been added to allow for easier driving on the road. The steering lock became less limited to allow the car to steer more and give a smaller turning radius.
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The Vulcan’s side mirrors have been replaced in favor of the Aston Martin DB11’s mirrors, since the regular Vulcan’s mirror glass does not meet road regulations, and it does not include mirror-integrated indicators. The rear bumper has been modified to allow for a Euro-spec registration plate to be installed, along with plate lights, and a reflector. The doors are central-locking, and the car contains an immobilizer key.
The engine still has the same power output as the regular Vulcan.
According to RML, the owner of this exclusive car can ask the group to revert the car back to racing spec whenever the owner desires.