Geneva is always a motor show swarming with exotic new cars and 2015 will be
and a glut of other super/hyper/megacars, Aston will display the
to the world. Might be quite a busy stand that one...
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There isn't a full technical specification as yet but those details that have been announced are fairly extraordinary. The trusty V12 is now at 7.0-litres and makes over 800hp, with power transmitted to the road through a Xtrac six-speed sequential. Multimatic is responsible for the all carbon construction as well as the Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve adjustable dampers. Carbon ceramic brakes and Michelin race-spec tyres are also included in a very serious mechanical spec.
So serious, in fact, that the Vulcan complies with all relevant FIA race safety requirements. Even though it won't race. But owners will get the full motorsport experience with Aston's "extensive and detailed programme of intensive track driver training." Involvement from Aston Martin Racing will see customers learn their track craft through simulator training and circuit time with road and race Astons. Those events will begin in 2016.
'Extreme performance' promised - no kidding!
Now obviously, this wouldn't be an Aston story without some comment on styling. The Vulcan has been designed entirely in-house by Marek Reichman, said to hint at the next generation of Aston sports cars. There are certainly hints of the
here so perhaps something less extreme will be on the road sooner than we think.
For now there's not an awful lot more to add about the Vulcan. We're promised performance data and further technical details closer to a track debut later in 2015 but with something additional surely due at Geneva. As for sales, the Vulcan will be available through Aston's VIP programme with 'infinitely flexible' colour and trim options. Looks pretty good just like this actually! 24 will be built in recognition of the brand's efforts in 24-hour racing at Le Mans, Spa and elsewhere and the price will £1.5m, plus local taxes. Offshore account holders best stop by that Geneva branch en route to the show...
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