Geneva Motor Show: The only thing greener than Aston Martin’s Vulcan is anyone who sees it roll on past. With envy that is, although its 7.0-litre will make life a misery for your stomach if you are lucky enough to ride in one.
Aston Martin has managed to eke out more than 800bhp from its naturally-aspirated V12, making it 100bhp more capable than the One-77 concept. It is also 100kg lighter and therefore 1,000 times more likely to kill you.
At least you get 380mm discs at the front and 360mm discs at the rear of the carbon ceramic variety, with Brembo racing calipers and Michelin race specification tyres doing their bit to keep you alive another day.
As a track-only weapon, you get race-inspired goodies like a limited-slip differential, magnesium torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft, Xtrac six-speed sequential gearbox, pushrod suspension, driver-adjustable anti-lock braking, anti-roll bars and variable traction control.
Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer said of the Vulcan, One-77 and Vantage GT4 racer: “The cars will blend our traditional Aston Martin values of Power, Beauty and Soul with an unrivalled ownership experience; a unique combination that will guarantee their place in the brand’s rich and charismatic history.”
Just 24 cars will be built. Details of the price, performance and how you can get one will be made available later this year. Watch our video of the car and tell us what you think of the McLaren P1 GTR and Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K competitor.