Aston Martin Vulcan looks stunning in the flesh, even in its raw form. But if the recent photos of the Vulcan are anything to be believed, the sportscar from the iconic British car manufacturer looks sheer brilliant. The guys at the InAutoNews have managed to capture a stunning looking Aston Martin Vulcan finished in a bright orange shade and it does look extraordinary.
The car was displayed at the Nürburgring test center and is a track-only model. The Vulcan is seen as the Aston Martin's reply to Ferrari FXX K and the McLaren P1 GTR. Aston Martin has been very discreet about revealing the Vulcan and the track-bred car has been seen only a couple of times - once when Aston Martin revealed the car at Goodwood and once when they released the images.
The Aston Martin Vulcan is among those old-fashioned racing cars that generate power without any electric assistance. The car packs a massive V12 7.0-litre naturally aspirated engine that produces 800 bhp of power. It's connected to an Xtrac six-speed sequential gearbox that pushes the Vulcan from 0-100 kmph in less than 3 seconds and tops out at 322 kmph.
All this speed can't be stopped by normal brakes and hence the braking duties are provided by Brembo's carbon fiber unit that features an F1-derived technology. There are six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston calipers in the back.
Only 24 units of the Aston Martin Vulcan will be ever produced, each carrying a price tag of roughly $2.8 million.