Go Behind the Scenes With $2 Million Aston Martin Vulcan Supercar
When most people think of Aston Martin, they think pure luxury, James Bond, sonorous V12 engines, and well… back to 007 again. Aston Martins ooze their upper crust status, and unapologetically so. Fans the world over wouldn’t have it any other way. But one Aston Martin is looking to tweak that narrative. It’s a true bad boy, and if you’ve got about £1.5 million (or $2.14 million), you could make one yours. It is, of course, the all-new Aston Martin Vulcan. Only 24 of these track-only supercars are scheduled to be built, making them quite the rare birds indeed. Carfection decided to peek behind the scenes at Aston’s workshop to watch a few of the Vulcans come together, and expectedly it’s an intensely surgical bit of engineering. These cars aren’t messing about. RELATED: Lamborghini's Mysterious New Supercar is Already Sold Out
If you can see it, it’s most likely carbon fiber. These sculpted track toys are absolutely swathed in the stuff, which helps keep weight down to featherweight levels. Under a Vulcan's long sultry bonnet lives a 7.0-liter V12 engine making over 800 horsepower (the jaw-dropping Aston Martin One-77 only managed 750hp), and it’s said to be an evolution of Aston Martin Racing’s own GT3 race motor, complete with a new block, pistons, rods, liners, and crankshaft.
The rest of the Vulcan’s spec sheet reads like a race engineer’s cost-no-option wish list: inconel titanium exhaust, magnesium torque tube, Xtrac sequential gearbox, four-way adjustable dampers, carbon ceramic racing brakes, and of course, who wouldn’t want a set of onboard air jacks for quick pit stops.
The first few of these no-nonsense supercars have already been delivered to customers around the globe. If you want one, we suggest ringing Aston about that quickly.
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