Aston Martin is set to take on the likes of the McLaren P1 GTR and the Ferrari FXX K, in a way. No, there is no planned race between all of these track-exclusive models, but reports are pointing toward Aston releasing a car that will give super-wealthy buyers another option in their search for a seven-figure, track-only car that they never get to take home. These are the rumors surrounding the upcoming Aston Martin Vulcan.
According to reports from Autocar, this new car will roll in featuring a V-12 powerplant – likely the brand’s existing 5.9-liter – with its output cranked up to more than 750 ponies. Additionally, there are also reports of a hybrid version of this car that may push the output even further.
Like the McLaren and Ferrari track-only cars, the Aston model will be ultra-expensive, limited to only a few handfuls of units, and buyers likely will only get to see it when the British brand holds driving events. Why anyone would buy into that is beyond my comprehension, but I guess when you’re just looking for ways to blow money, this is one option.
To help get us even more excited for the upcoming Vulcan, Aston Martin has revealed yet another teaser video. This time, however, the video gives us a good look at the back end of the Vulcan and its massive rear wing that all but confirms its status as a track-only rig. We also get to see all the flame-shooting glory from the side pipes, as that awesome V-12 does its internal-combustion ballet.
The Vulcan will be unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show on March 3rd, so stay tuned for more info.