Thursday, March 5, 2015

2015 Aston Martin Vulcan

Before competition starts in 2016, the highly limited Aston Martin Vulcan track car officially debuted at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show. Only 24 examples of the FIA-certified Vulcans will ever be made, with each one to go for $2.3 million. For that price, one receives a 7L naturally aspirated V12 making a minimum of 800 hp, which is sent to the Michelins in the back through a six-speed sequential gearbox.

Stopping the beast is done through Brembo race calipers mated to carbon ceramic discs, while cornering is helped by Multimatic’s Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve adjustable dampers, anti-roll bars, and push-rod suspension.

The chosen few to pilot the Vulcan will be invited to improve their skills in an intensive driving course involving a few of Aston’s offerings, including the One-77, V12 Vantage S and Vantage GT4, before competing in a one-make series in 2016. (thetruthaboutcars.com)



























 












Debuted at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show
















































Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro Performance Pack


In July 2017,  Aston Martin announced that they were offering an AMR Pro performance pack with tech derived from the automaker's Le Mans-winning racecars. The main difference between the original car and the Vulcan AMR Pro model is aero. The car gets a whole host of upgrades that help channel air over, under, and around the car better than before. The car's other big change is a shorter gear ratio. The goal was to make the Vulcan AMR Pro more planted and more responsive in an effort to reduce lap times.

The front wheel arches get louvred carbon-fiber panels to extract air and reduce lift. Dive planes have been added to the nose, complimented by a large splitter. Both will help front-end lift and improve steering response. More efficient use of carbon fiber means the engine cover weighs about 11 pounds less than before.

Out back, the Vulcan AMR Pro gets a new dual-plane rear wing. It's far bigger and more elaborate than the standard car's wing. All of the additional aero bits increase downforce from 2,323 lb-ft to 2,950 lb-ft. (autoblog.com)


















 (Photos from netcarshow.com, autoblog.com, mirror.co.uk, cnet.com & gtspirit.com)


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