After the international introduction at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin has announced that the Vulcan, their 800-horsepower track monster, will have its US debut at following week’s New York Auto Show.
Based on information form Aston Martin, the Vulcan will lead what is for the brand, a huge display of seven cars, including the Vanquish Carbon Black, Rapide S, Vantage GT Roadster and DB9.
“We are enormously encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive reaction we have received from customers and sports car fans around the world in response to the Aston Martin Vulcan,” Aston boss Andy Palmer said in the attached statement. “I’m delighted that after a debut in Geneva we are able to bring the car to our North American audience, underlining the importance of this market to our business and its role in delivering our Second Century business plan.”
The Vulcan is the Aston’s answer to the McLaren P1 GTR and the Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K. Just like his rivals, the Aston Martin Vulcan is not bound by government legislation or racing sanctioning bodies, and is so intense that buyers are going to be treated to a racing-style driver training program to learn how to control it.
Under the hood Vulcan has a 7.0-liter V-12 motor which provides more than 800 horsepower.
All of that power is routed to the rear wheels through an Xtrac six-speed sequential gearbox and a limited-slip differential. Brakes are by Brembo, with massive (15-inch front, 14.1-inch rear) carbon-ceramic discs.
Canada’s Multimatic will build the monocoque and bodywork for the Aston Martin Vulcan the same way it did with the limited-edition Aston Martin One-77, almost all of which is going to be carbon fiber.
The company also supplies its Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve adjustable dampers. Also, there are driver-adjustable anti-lock braking and traction-control systems.
The purchase price of all of that is an approximated $2.3 million, and only 24 Vulcan’s will be manufactured.
Every owner will get training from professional racing drivers via a special program, working up to the beastly track car by practicing on other Aston Martin models.
New Aston Martin Vulcan Set For North American Debut in New York
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• The Aston Martin Vulcan fronts new seven-car Aston Martin display in New York
26 March, 2015, Irvine CA – Aston Martin’s most intense and exhilarating creation to date will make its first appearance in North America at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) next month.
The Aston Martin Vulcan – a track only supercar producing some 800-plus bhp – joins the British luxury sports car maker’s presence at NYIAS fresh from a global reveal at the Geneva International Motor Show earlier in March.
Fronting a new seven-car display led by CEO Dr Andy Palmer, the Aston Martin Vulcan will be joined by examples from the current Aston Martin product range in North America including the new Vanquish Carbon, Rapide S, DB9, V12 Vantage S and the V8 Vantage GT Roadster.
CEO, Dr Andy Palmer commented: “We are enormously encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive reaction we have received from customers and sports car fans around the world in response to the Aston Martin Vulcan.
“I’m delighted that after a debut in Geneva we are able to bring the car to our North American audience, underlining the importance of this market to our business and its role in delivering our Second Century business plan.”
Aston Martin’s ‘Second Century’ plan was detailed at the Geneva Motor Show by Dr Palmer after completion of his first 150 days as CEO of Aston Martin. A comprehensive strategy for the ongoing growth and development of the 102-year old sport car maker, the plan laid out the principle mid-term actions, particularly in the area of new product development that will drive the growth of the company.
The Aston Martin Vulcan
Styled entirely in-house by the Aston Martin design team led by Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman, and with a design language hinting at the next generation of Aston Martin sports cars, the Aston Martin Vulcan is powered by the most potent iteration yet of the company’s naturally-aspirated, 7.0-litre V12 petrol engine.
With its 800-plus bhp powerplant developed in conjunction with Aston Martin Racing, this front mid-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car draws extensively on the brand’s rich GT motorsport experience.
Prior to taking delivery of their cars, owners will be offered the opportunity to take part in an extensive and detailed programme of intensive track driver training.
Experienced racers including Aston Martin Racing’s Le Mans-winning Darren Turner will support owners on their learning journey, offering them the chance to refine their track driving technique and increase their ability through a carefully-constructed series of practical and theoretical driver training events.
Using a number of exciting high performance Aston Martins including the V12 Vantage S and One-77 road cars and the Vantage GT4 race car, customers will gradually build experience and develop their track technique, before beginning their thrilling personal journeys into the immense performance potential of their Aston Martin Vulcan.
Almost infinitely flexible in terms of colour and trim options, the exclusive new sports car will be offered to buyers through Aston Martin’s VIP sales programme, using the expertise and luxury customer service that is now a hallmark of the brand’s ‘Q by Aston Martin’ bespoke personalisation service.
The 2015 New York International Auto Show opens to the public on Friday 3rd April, running through to Sunday 12th April at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. The Aston Martin display is located on level 3, booth 607.