More and more manufacturers are starting to get out on the market special edition cars which can only be used on the track by already well established customers. This is exactly the case with the 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan which has been first released at the Geneva Auto Show and it is expected to be delivered to its customers some time in 2016. Just like with Ferrari, the car will only be usable at certain events and only under Aston’s supervision meaning that the actual buyer of the car will not really own the car but rather he or she will get the chance of driving it.
The Vulcan is built on a bespoke chassis in order to become the fastest Aston Martin ever made and it actually managed to do just that with the help of its engine, performance and price. So far Aston managed to sell all 24 upcoming cars for around $2,3 million. At this price they will add the customization’s of its buyers which can include a lot of different color combinations and even interior upgrades as well as a small discount which will depend on how many Aston Martin cars the current buyer has.
2016 Aston Martin Vulcan Engine
The engine under the hood of the Vulcan is a specifically designed 7 liter naturally aspirated V12 which is said to make well over 800 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. The engine will drive the rear wheels via an X-Trac sequential 6 speed unit which will offer less than 10ms gear-changes. The car is expected to hit 60 MPH in as little as 2.5 seconds and a top speed of around 210 MPH which will most likely be limited by the aerodynamic package installed on the car.
Exterior And Interior Design
In terms of design, the 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan certainly is unique. Its designer said he was inspired by the Vantage and the DB9, so the Vulcan remains a front-mid engined car with a long hood and sleek curves. The front end is quite aggressive, especially when compared with the Vantage, having a pair of hidden headlights, a massive splitter as well as two big hot air exhausts on the hood. The back is just as aggressive with a race-like diffuser, a massive rear wing and a center mounted exhaust system which is higher than usual in order to be protected in case of a light crash.
The interior of the 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan looks to be similar to that of any other racing car so it does without the usual infotainment and sound system in the favor of a fire suppression system, racing seats as well as a multifunctional steering wheel.