Aston Martin has revealed the V12 Vulcan before its main debut which will be at the Geneva auto show. There will only be 24 examples produced. This makes it a very limited edition vehicle. According to Aston Martin, the 7.0 liter engine is going to produce 800+ horsepower.
The engine was developed by Aston Martin Racing, utilizing the company’s GT motorsport experience. The Aston Martin Vulcan has a lower power to weight ratio than the GTE cars that compete in the World Endurance Championship. The car will be rear wheel driven a six-speed sequential transmission and a limited slip differential. The Brembo calipers matched to carbon ceramic racing discs will provide plenty of stopping power.
All 24 of the buyers will be offered a chance to train with Aston Martin racing pros through a handful of events using the One-77, V12 Vantage, and GT4 race car; gradually working into the Vulcan. Darren Turner (Le Mans-winning driver) will be one of the racers on hand.
“We will be running a series of exclusive track-day events commencing in 2016 that will offer the opportunity for these customers to explore their driving capabilities, and the car’s performance potential, on some of the world’s most famous and glamorous race circuits,” said David King, Aston Martin’s director of special projects and motorsport.
More details will be available later this year. The Vulcan starts at $2.3 million which will definitely make it more of a museum piece than an actual driver.