The “Aston Martin Vulcan” is a two-seater, high performance lightweight track focused car only launched in 2015 by Aston Martin at the Geneva Motor Show. It was built to rival the likes of the “Mclaren P1 GTR” and “Ferrari FXX-K”. The Vulcan was a limited edition production in which only 24 cars were built.
The Vulcan’s design was inspired by some of Aston Martin’s most beautiful cars such as the Vantage, DB9 and the One-77 all mashed together to form a hypercar. But unlike those cars the Vulcan is built on an aluminium allow chassis and a carbon-fibre body with its entire body sculpted around it to allow free air flow around the body. The lines on the body direct the air around the car with maximum efficiency allowing more downforce where. The massive wing and diffuser do what they do best at high speeds and that is produce immense amounts of downforce causing the wheels to be crushed into the tarmac resulting in maximum grip around corners.
The interiors are exactly like that of a race car complete with a removable steering wheel. The steering wheel contains all kinds of buttons to make sure the driver does not need to remove his hands from the steering wheel. The all digital gauge cluster is not customizable like in other cars then again the Vulcan isn’t just any car. Aston Martin has however given the driver a choice of three power levels which can be set by the driver by turning a selector knob to the right of the steering wheel.
The Aston Martin Vulcan uses a Naturally-aspirated V12 as its powerplant which can produce 820hp and 590 lb-ft of torque which doesn’t seem much but then again this car weighs just 1,350kgs which is lighter than the Ferrari FXX-K. Engine power can be selected using the selector knob, with the first option setting the power to 500hp, the second option bringing the power up to 675hp and the third and final option releasing all 820hp. The Vulcan utilizes an Xtrac 6-speed sequential transmission and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tires same as the Ferrari.
Unlike Ferrari and Mclaren who do not allow the owner to keep the car in their possession and only allow them to drive their car on a track, owners of the Aston Martin Vulcan can take their car home with them. Aston Martin has been around for a very long time and is one of the last few independent car manufacturers and if their able to keep up their design and performance numbers they are not going away anytime soon.
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