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Aston Martin Reveals the Track-Prepped Vulcan

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Aston Martin Reveals the Track-Prepped Vulcan

2016 Aston Martin Vulcan

2016 Aston Martin Vulcan (Credit: © Aston Martin)

Aston Martin is set to debut its Vulcan track car on March 3, 2015 at the Geneva Auto Show, but it apparently could contain itself. Today, just days before the show, the British brand released a collection of images and tons of details on the upcoming race car.

Starting with the juiciest bits of information, the Vulcan will come fitted with Aston’s tried-and-true naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V-12 powerplant. In this rig, the engine is tune to more than 800 brake horsepower. The engine ships this grunt rearward via a six-speed sequential transmission, a magnesium torque tube, and a limited-slip rear diff to a set of race-spec Michelin tires.

2016 Aston Martin Vulcan

2016 Aston Martin Vulcan (Credit: © Aston Martin)

Helping keep the Vulcan’s weight in check, Aston Martin spared no expense. The body and monocoque are crafted by Aston’s experts in all carbon fiber. The automaker failed to release official specs, but I assume this will put its curb weight well under the 3,000-pound mark.

Doing the handling is a track-derived pushrod suspension system with anti-dive geometry. Aston also includes its Multimatic Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve adjustable dampers, front and rear anti-sway bars, an adjustable anti-lock brake system, and variable traction control. Braking duties are handled by Brembo racing calipers clamping down on 380 mm carbon-ceramic discs up front and 360 mm carbon-ceramic discs out back.

The only details I have of the cabin are a few images, and these show off an advanced and futuristic interior with racing seats coated in Alcantara, a roll cage, a split steering wheel, a digital display, and exposed carbon fiber throughout.

2016 Aston Martin Vulcan

2016 Aston Martin Vulcan (Credit: © Aston Martin)

In terms of exterior styling, the Vulcan is a wild interpretation of current Aston styling. The overall shape is distinctly Aston Martin, with the cab-rearward setup and the long hood, but the details like the diving nose, thin headlights, and fastback-like rear glass are all new additions. For the track, this model also gains a massive rear spoiler, a front splitter, and a nasty rear diffuser. What’s more, Aston claims that this design language “hints at the next generation of Aston Martin Sports cars.”

The Vulcan will makes its full debut in Geneva on March 3rd at 10:15 a.m.

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