Aston Martin is known around the world as one of the premier luxury car makers. While it has its share of exotic cars, the Aston Martin Vulcan is undeniably its crème de la crème.
With a 7 liter V12 engine capable of producing 800 horsepower, the Aston Martin Vulcan can zoom from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds. Its top speed is 225 miles an hour.
With those eye-popping figures, you could only imagine how expensive the Aston Martin Vulcan is. This is an exotic and expensive car that has a price tag of $3 million.
Suffice to say, only a few people in the world would be lucky enough to drive, much more own, an Aston Martin Vulcan. There are only 24 units of the Aston Martin Vulcan around the world, so this is a very rare car in every sense of the world.
In fact, those who are fortunate enough to be part of the so-called Aston Martin Vulcan owner’s club would have to go through three-day training. This only goes to show that driving this supercar is akin to driving an ordinary sedan.
Of course, with its speed, the Aston Martin Vulcan isn’t allowed on the roads.
Check Out This Aston Martin Vulcan Video
Aston Martin Vulcan Specifications
|Weight||1,350 kg (2,976 pounds)|
|Fuel Delivery||Naturally Aspirated|
|Number of Gears||6|
|Engine Size||7 Litre|
|Top Speed||360 km/h (224 mph)|
|Power||600 kW (800 hp)|
|List Price (US)||$2,300,000|
|Manufacturer Website||Aston Martin|
Aston Martin Vulcan Exterior
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand why the Aston Martin Vulcan is a premium car. It is beautiful, powerful, and fast.
The car looks and feels like a supercar. The design of the exterior obviously took inspiration from the current design of Aston Martin as well as other vintage race cars.
The nose of the Vulcan, however, is strikingly different from what you would expect from Aston Martin. Its headlamps and grilles have been relocated into the fascia. The grille, for one, is integrated into a carbon-fiber piece that also includes the side canards and splitter.
The LED headlamps are thin and barely noticeable. The vented hood is also wide compared to those of other cars in Aston Martin’s lineup.
The fenders have been redesigned as well but still have that patented Aston Martin vent. The design of the rear fascia is also new, although some details like the tail lights and side vents will remind you of the Vantage GT3 race car.
Other than that, everything else about the look of the Vulcan is unique. We’re talking here about details like the rear diffuser and the design of the deck.
When you look at the Aston Martin Vulcan from the side, you won’t think that it belongs to the current line-up of sports cars of the British automaker. It looks rugged and muscular, with race-spec side mirrors, rear haunches, and side-exit exhaust giving you the impression that this one is designed for use on the race track and not in the highways.
The entire body of the Aston Martin Vulcan is made from carbon fiber, which makes it the lightest Aston Martin car in history.
Aston Martin Vulcan Interior
When you go inside the Aston Martin Vulcan, you won’t be surprised why this car has a $3-million price tag. It is simply different from all other Aston Martin models built.
Almost every surface inside the car is made from carbon fiber. The steering wheel has lots of buttons and switches. The seats, dashboard, and instrument cluster make the Vulcan look every bit like a futuristic car.
A race car can’t be one without a roll cage so it is not surprising that the Vulcan has one too. The cockpit is made of carbon fiber and dominated by black hues. There’s an orange strip in the center console as well as several red buttons and switches.
The large cluster behind the steering wheel provides all the information that drivers need in a race—speed, oil pressure, tire pressure, rpm, lap time, and fuel consumption, among others.
Aston Martin Vulcan Performance
The Aston Martin Vulcan is powered by a massive, 7-liter V12 engine. This engine churns out impressive figures of 800 horsepower. The supercar, thus, is able to move from a standstill to 60 miles an hour in less than three seconds. It can reach a top speed of 200 miles an hour. That powerful engine is coupled to a mid-mounted, six-speed sequential transmission system.
Like any supercar, the Aston martin Vulcan howls when it is on the race track. Think of its tune like an old F1 car with slightly less shrill.
The Aston Martin Vulcan features another top of the line features such as dynamic suspension spool valve, anti-roll bars front and rear, adjustable dampers, and driver-adjustable anti-lock braking. It also has variable traction control.
Since this is a race track-only car, the Aston Martin Vulcan is compliant with all relevant FIA race safety requirements.
Aston Martin Driver’s Training
As mentioned earlier, those who were lucky enough to buy an Aston Martin Vulcan have to go through a three-day training program to learn how to drive this supercar.
During the three-day course, owners will have full access to the circuit day and night. They will be trained to drive their multi-million dollar vehicle in a variety of driving conditions.
In a recent development, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer confirmed news reports that the company is working to make the track-only Vulcan legal for use in the streets. In a report of Autocar UK, Palmer confirmed that a British engineering firm is working on a road conversion kit so that the $3 million cars would be legal to drive on the road.
While the powertrain won’t be altered, the ratios will likely be changed to suit road driving. The clutch pack may also be adjusted to improve the road worthiness of the Vulcan. A raised ride height will also go along with narrower front wheels to give it a better turning circle.