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.”


Got a tip for us? Email: tips@motor1.com