Aston Martin has announced the Vulcan, an 800 hp sports car set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 3. The all-carbon beast’s production will be limited to 24 cars and is customizable to individual driver preferences.
Powered by naturally aspirated 7.0 liter V-12 engine, the car is being billed as a “true sports car for sports car lovers,” according to a news release. Its engineering recipe comes from GT racing, with the body made by Multimatic, an Aston Martin partner, and features Brembo racing calipers on carbon ceramic racing disc brakes.
The Vulcan power-to-weight ratio exceeds that of the GTE cars entered in the FIA’s annual World Endurance Championship.
The Aston Martin Vulcan was designed in-house by the Aston Martin design team led headed by Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman, with Aston Martin pointing out the “design language hinting at the next generation of Aston Martin sports cars.”
In its news release, Aston Martin did not state the Vulcan’s 0-60 mph time. The company announced it was planning events and training with professional drivers for interested buyers.
The car sits on 345/30×19 rear wheels and Michelin race spec tires. It is controlled by a mid mounted Xtrac 6-speed gearbox.
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