Now this may sound a confession to you, but we have no second doubt saying this that the Aston Martin Vulcan looks way better in the flesh than the images. First unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the sports car made a dynamic debut at the ongoing Goodwood Festival of Speed. The track only limited edition car looked gorgeous at the track.
The Vulcan is one of its kind attempt from the iconic British luxury car manufacturer and features a carbon fibre monocoque chassis. Designed to be the ultimate race car, Vulcan carries a very futuristic approach which has garnered a mixed response from the automobile fraternity. The large spoiler, both at the front and at the rear is unlike any of which we have seen on an Aston Martin car.
But it's not the body or the interiors that define a race car, but it is the engine that makes them go fast on the track. The Vulcan is powered by a naturally-aspirated 7.0-litre V12 engine that is capable of producing 800+bhp. Connected to a six-speed sequential transmission, the Vulcan is capable of doing 0-100 kmph in under three seconds with a top speed in excess of 322 kmph.
Aston Martin has been tuned the Vulcan with the penultimate track based mechanics like the driver-adjustable anti-lock braking system and a limited-slip differential. The Vulcan also features a magnesium torque tube that comes with a carbon fiber propeller shaft. Carbon ceramic brakes, variable traction control system, suspension with adjustable dampers all make the handling and ride superior.
“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,” said an ecstatic Dr Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin issued in a statement.