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Aston Martin Vulcan – 1 of 24 Worldwide
Built in a strictly limited run of just 24 cars and delivered to customers throughout 2016, the 820BHP Aston Martin Vulcan was conceived and engineered to deliver the excitement and exceed the performance of Aston Martin’s Le Mans-winning race cars.
– Chassis No. AMLVULCANXXXXXX15 – Finished in Ceramic Grey with Blue Accents and a Black Interior. – Chassis No. 15 was the final AM Vulcan to be sold new by Aston Martin VIP Sales.
The Vulcan can be converted for road registration. Please get in touch for further information and pricing. Delivered new in August 2016 1 Owner 90KM
- Track only Aston Martin Supercar
- Build number 15 of 24 cars
- Carbon fibre tub based on One-77 technology built by Multimatic
- Integrated FIA-compliant high strength steel roll cage subframe to package the transmission, suspension and increased loading from rear wing
- Aston Martin Racing-built 7.0 liter V-12 engine
- Factory rated at 820 horsepower
- Xtrac 6-speed sequential gearbox
- Sachs competition clutch
- Cosworth electronic control unit
- Engine features 3-position adjustable power outputs
- Inconel and titanium side exhaust
- Magnesium casing Torque Tube driveshaft with carbon fibre propeller shaft
- 4-way adjustable pushrod double wishbone suspension
- Anti-dive geometry on front suspension
- Anti-squat and anti-lift geometry on rear suspension
- Brembo Carbon Ceramic Racing Disc brakes
- Bosch M4 motorsport driver-adjustable 11-position anti-lock-braking system
- APP-Tech 19-inch 10-spoke Satin Black forged alloy wheels
- Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires
- Recaro full carbon fibre frontal head restraint compatible racing seats
- Schroth 6-point racing harness
- AP Racing adjustable pedal box
- Adjustable steering column
- Bespoke carbon fibre steering wheel with starter button, neutral, pit lane limiter, indicator, flash-to-pass, adjustable ABS, traction control, wipers and paddle shifters
- Cosworth Omega dash and data acquisition system with data download port
- LED headlamps with Daytime Running Lights, Directional Indicator, Main Beam and Side Lights
- IsoClima hard-coated heated polycarbonate front wrap-around and side screens
- Four on-board air jacks
This is Aston Martin’s most intense and exhilarating creation ever, the 2016 Vulcan. Only 24 were built, this track-only Aston Martin, chassis number 15 of the 24 built, is one of the most exclusive automobiles in the world, capable of transporting extraordinarily fortunate souls into raptures of sound and fury unlike any other.
Developed in partnership with Aston Martin Racing, the Vulcan’s 820 HP naturally aspirated engine is based on that of their GT3 racer, but enlarged to a full 7.0 liters and electronically managed by Cosworth ECU technology. The Inconel and titanium exhaust system’s best feature comes during downshifts, when the side pipes crackle and pop while emitting flashes of blue flames. The Vulcan engine can be set at three output levels, allowing the driver to experience increasing power as his skill level improves with track time.
A lightweight torque tube encased in magnesium houses a carbon fibre driveshaft, which spins an Xtrac paddle-shifted 6-speed transaxle sequential gearbox. Sixth gear propels the Vulcan to a higher top speed than Aston Martin’s Le Mans GT3 racer, meaning well over 200 miles per hour.
Longtime Canadian partners Multimatic built the all carbon fibre tub using techniques learned from Aston Martin’s One77 program. It incorporates an integrated FIA-compliant all-steel roll-cage and a rear subframe designed to carry the transmission and rear suspension and handle the downforce generated by the rear wing. Speaking of downforce, the Vulcan generates more than it weighs at maximum speed – 3,002 pounds, to be exact, while maintaining stable aerodynamic balance front to rear under both acceleration and braking. The result is more predictable behaviour and more stable driver feedback, the better to become acquainted with the car’s fearsome grip, cornering power and agility.
The Vulcan’s 4-way adjustable pushrod double wishbone suspension uses anti-dive geometry up front and anti-squat and anti-lift at the rear, with front and rear adjustable sway bars. Brembo 4-wheel Carbon Ceramic racing disc brakes are assisted by Bosch M4 motorsport driver-adjustable 11-position ABS. Michelin 305/30-19 front and 345/30-19 rear Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires are mounted on APP-Tech 10-spoke forged alloy center locking wheels finished in Satin Black and measuring 11.5-inches at the front and 12.5-inches at the rear.
Passengers are secured in full carbon fibre Recaro racing seats that use Schroth 6-point racing harnesses and are Frontal Head Restraint System (FHR) Compatible (compliant to FIA specification 8862). The Vulcan also features an adjustable AP Racing Pedal box and a steering column adjustable for both reach and height. The bespoke carbon fibre steering wheel’s key function controls include the starter button, neutral, pit lane limiter, indicator, flash-to-pass, adjustable ABS and traction control, wipers and shift paddles. Driver inputs are supplied by a Cosworth Omega dash and Cosworth aliveDRIVE data acquisition system with in-car camera and USB data download port, ideal driver training tools that allow detailed analysis of laps over time or comparison to other drivers.
Aston Martin Design has outdone itself in shaping and detailing the Vulcan. Its prominent front splitter, rear diffuser and adjustable rear wing were all dictated by aerodynamics, but the shape is undeniably Aston Martin. The pronounced curves of the heated, anti-UV wraparound front and side screens dictated the use of IsoClima’s hard-coated Polycarbonate instead of glass, but it presents other benefits as well, being 50 percent lighter and 250 times stronger than glass and providing superior shatter resistance. Lighting is also extremely advanced. The LED headlights combine daytime running lights, directional indicators, main beam and side lights. Futuristic ‘Light Blade’ lamps introduced on the DP-100 Digital Concept Car are used at the rear along with an FIA-approved rain light positioned in the center of the diffuser. And for quicker pit stops, the Vulcan contains for on-board air jacks actuated by plugging an air hose into a fitting at the rear of the car.
What does all this wizardry mean in real world driving at the outer limits? Our friends at Top Gear had this to say: “You have to give yourself over to it, like a self-inflicted fairground ride. I find myself whooping and hollering into my helmet, at once carefree and focused, both loving the wild ride and intent on getting the throttle application dead-on. Because then it’s V-12 time.
Naturally aspirated, ultra-responsive, wondrous, strident and sonically magnificent. It howls. Shrieks almost. Like an old V-10 era F1 car, but slightly less shrill. The sound pulses pile on top of each other, the detonations more densely packed than in a V-8, coming faster and harder and more urgently, each forcing speed from the car.”
Brimming with power, technology and Aston Martin’s trademark aggressive style, the Vulcan is one of today’s top hypercars, an exclusive ticket to the extremes of modern automotive performance.
Whats it like to drive?
The motor starts almost instantaneously, settling into a fast, urgent race-car idle. The Xtrac sequential ’box is pretty much straight from the GTE/GT3 Vantage, so you only need to use the clutch when pulling away and coming to a halt. It’s a hefty thing to depress. The car pulses with the engine’s energy and there’s plenty of chatter from the transmission and diff at low speeds, but once its aquiline nose is pointed out onto the track, it comes alive.
For the first few laps, you’re overwhelmed by the magnificence of it all. The engine is otherworldly, with epic reach and a sensational serrated soundtrack. The six-speed transmission shifts with the snap of a whipcrack, each pull on the deliciously tactile paddles punching up or down with fabulous immediacy. The brakes – gargantuan carbon-ceramic discs gripped by six-piston calipers – have tremendous pedal feel and progression, which you absolutely wouldn’t expect in a car so reliant on racing hardware. Right from the off, the car feels on your side.
- The 7.0L V12 engine swap originates from this car.
- Vulcan is the god of fire in Roman mythology, and his Greek counterpart is Hephaestus. It also refers to the Avro Vulcan Cold War-era bombers of the same name.
The Vulcan is capable of 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3 seconds, 0 to 100 mph (161 km/h) in 5.7 seconds, and a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), which is downgraded to 194 mph (313 km/h) in Forza Horizon 3.
The Vulcan is the hypercar equivalent of the Dodge Viper ACR, with a focus on grip and braking. It generates huge amounts of downforce to help it corner very sharply and brake to cornering-appropriate speeds very quickly. Unlike the Viper ACR, though, it has a stronger emphasis on acceleration, handling, and top speed.
The Vulcan is considerably quicker than other production Aston Martins, as it is the only production Aston Martin with the ability to reach 100 mph (161 km/h) in less than six seconds. Just like the Viper ACR, though, its top speed is held back by its gearing and downforce to 194 mph (313 km/h) (205 mph (330 km/h) in Forza Motorsport 7), making it suitable for handling-focused tracks. It is noted for being the fastest Hypercar division car around tracks that are not focused on top speed, even faster than the Ferrari FXX K.
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