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Aston Martin Vulcan

Discussion in 'The Aston Martin Lounge' started by Afghan, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. Afghan

    Afghan Member



    Cool name, even cooler premise. The video above, ladies and gentlemen, showcases just how feral the brand new Aston Martin‘Vulcan' will sound. We'll give you a moment.

    Sounds exciting, doesn't it? It's only a teaser, with the official reveal of this brand-new Aston set for the upcoming Geneva Motor Show on 3 March.

    Until then, we've only got this noise, and a few crumbs from our Gaydon sources. We're told the Vulcan will be the most extreme car in Aston's long and storied history - that's 102 years - which puts it in some mighty powerful company.

    It'll be a track-only supercar, with a production run limited to less than 30 models, and is inspired by Aston's motorsport programme. Engine? With it being the most extreme Aston ever, we'd expect some iteration of the firm's venerable V12, possibly pushing out as much as the 740bhp of the One-77.

    It will be rear-wheel-drive, lightweight, and fast. Expect a 0-62mph time in the low threes, and a Big Number top speed.

    We'll bring you more as soon as Aston lets it slip.

    Topgear

    http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/aston-martin-vulcan-teaser-video-2015-02-13
     
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    • Rolf

      Rolf Well-Known Member

      The engine sounds great but that name, it sounds like the car should belong to Spock from Star Trek! Captain Kirk will be happy!:cool::D
       
    • Betty Swollocks

      Betty Swollocks Well-Known Member

      "Vulcan" is a great name. Reminds me of one of the great British "V-Bombers" built for the Cold War.

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      • Giannis

        Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

        What is this supposed to be? Top-of-the-line sportscar?
         
      • lafars

        lafars Active Member

        can't wait to see it at geneva :D
         
      • KiwiRob

        KiwiRob Active Member

        Track only supercar, I guess they want a slice of the Ferrari FXX action.
         
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        • JHF

          JHF Well-Known Member

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          • Mr Robert

            Mr Robert Global Moderator Staff Member

            When will they do a new design for the tail lights?
             
          • Wunderkind

            Wunderkind Active Member

            When they can afford it.
             
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            • SDNR

              SDNR Well-Known Member

              He he ....that's a bit naughty.

              Still, Aston should be congratulated for their sterling effort in an industry dominated by powerful corporatate giants
               
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            • SCOTT27

              SCOTT27 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

              Vulcan just sounds quintessentially British...
              Like this flying Beast.
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            • Mr Robert

              Mr Robert Global Moderator Staff Member

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              • lafars

                lafars Active Member

                they use the taillights from the DP-100 :D i like it (they did say that intended to use the taillight design from the DP-100 when it was first shown)
                 
              • Betty Swollocks

                Betty Swollocks Well-Known Member

                I posted exactly the same photo above.
                 
              • mini_cooper4

                mini_cooper4 Well-Known Member

                Then it's pretty obvious that you and Scott are twins.
                 
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                • KiwiRob

                  KiwiRob Active Member

                  Whatever else they'll probably win the prize for largest rear wing, that's one big mofo of a wing on the Vulcan.
                   
                • rs271

                  rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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                  • kingjr9000

                    kingjr9000 Member

                    That thing looks sexy!
                     
                  • kingjr9000

                    kingjr9000 Member

                    Official: 2015 Aston Martin Vulcan

                    After one teaser image and a rather revealing teaser video, the track-only Aston MartinVulcan has been officially introduced prior to the Geneva Motor Show 2015 kicking off in just a week’s time. A mere 24 examples of the Aston Martin Vulcan will be created and it has been designed as the British firm’s first true hypercar to rival the McLaren P1 GTR and LaFerrari FXX K.

                    Powering the Aston Martin Vulcan is an entirely new engine which holds the accolade as the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated production engine and contrary to previous reports, it is unrelated to the Aston Martin One-77’s 7.3-litre V12. In fact, it has been developed by Aston Martin Racing and is a V12 displacing 7.0-litres and delivering over 800 hp. Certain specifications about the engine remain unclear but it will reportedly help power the Aston Martin Vulcan to a top speed exceeding 320 km/h (200 mph).

                    The aforementioned 7.0-litre V12 is coupled with an Xtrac six-speed sequential transmission related to the system from the Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car. Drive is then sent through the rear wheels.

                    Underpinning the Aston Martin Vulcan is a carbon fibre monocoque similar to the one from the One-77. Compared to the tub of the One-77 however, 50 per cent of the Vulcan’s tub is brand new and despite the reduced weight, it is also stiffer and now supports an FIA-approved roll cage. Suspension wise, the Vulcan utilises a pushrod system with both adjustable dampers and adjustable sway bars. Connecting the Aston Martin Vulcan to the track are 19-inch alloy wheels complete with custom 345/30 section Michelin tyres at the rear.

                    Other key technical specifications about the Aston Martin Vulcan include is carbon ceramic brake discs joined with Brembo calipers. The new discs measure 380 mm in diameter up front and 360 mm at the rear. The ABS system comes courtesy of Bosch. Elsewhere, the Vulcan incorporates a limited-slip differential, an advanced variable traction control system as well as a magnesium torque tube complete with a propeller shaft made from lightweight and strong carbon fibre.

                    Compared to the Aston Martin One-77, previously the marque’s most expensive and fastest model, the Vulcan tips the scales at 150 kg while being 200 mm wider and 100 mm lower. As we revealed following the release of the first teaser, the name of the Vulcan derives from the jet aircraft which used to use the firm’s Gaydon headquarters as their base.

                    In a similar vein to the McLaren P1 GTR and LaFerrari FXX K, the British marque will offer a support package for Vulcan owners. Prior to customers taking delivery of their Vulcan’s, they will take part in a plethora of track days driving cars like the Vantage GT4 and One-77. Additionally, they’ll be able to use Base Performance Simulators for simulated race experience. Finally, a professional racing driver will help coach owners on driving the Vulcan when they take delivery with a number of private track days to be held with mechanical support also offered.

                    Visually, the Aston Martin Vulcan is unlike any other car from the British firm yet is still recognisable as an Aston. With that in mind, it features a shape somewhat reminiscent of the One-77 but with all-new body panels for a substantially more aggressive appearance. The front fascia incorporates a relatively small grille set to inspire the design of future Aston Martin products. Additionally, slim LED headlights are featured. Elsewhere, the Aston Martin Vulcan features a towering rear wing, a menacing rear diffuser and eye-catching taillights with 27 individual LEDs each.

                    Discussing the car, Aston Martin design chief Marek Reichman said, “This is clearly a very powerful car. The beauty is there to see. This is a track car but one done with perfect proportions and surfacing in mind, all natural and created from form and shape in our typical way. The soul comes from the team. We’ve got our best engineers and designers on this car. It’s the sort of car a designer gets up in the morning for.”
                     
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                    • Merc1

                      Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

                      Interesting, but a waste of time and resources. This appears the be a reworked One77 engine and all, despite what they're saying.

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