The Aston Martin Vulcan has made its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Aston Martin Vulcan has made its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Originally unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the Vulcan is a limited edition track car that features a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and a futuristic design that has provoked love it or hate it reactions.

Power is provided by a naturally-aspirated 7.0-liter V12 engine that produces more than 800 bhp (596 kW).  It is connected to a six-speed sequential transmission which enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds before hitting a top speed in excess of 200 mph (321.8 km/h).

Since the Vulcan was designed to be the ultimate track car, the model has a driver-adjustable anti-lock braking system, a limited-slip differential and a magnesium torque tube with a carbon fiber propeller shaft.  The model also has carbon ceramic brakes, a variable traction control system and a bespoke suspension with adjustable dampers and adjustable anti-roll bars.

In a statement, Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer said “Seeing the Aston Martin Vulcan unleashed at Goodwood today is a memory I will cherish for many years. We wanted to give this car its debut on ‘home soil’, and where better than at this hugely popular and globally renowned event.”


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