Aston Martin Vulcan World Debut at Goodwood

If you missed it on the weekend I thought I’d share this quick Youtube clip of the Aston Martin Vulcan making its world debut at Goodwood.

Designed as the ultimate interpretation of what Aston Martin’s pinnacle GT racer vision would look, the Vulcan is a purpose built track car. The 7.0 litre V12 produces north of 800hp and will be limited to just 24 units, weighing in at just 1350kg. The 24 lucky owners will be taken through a development program with Aston Martin, driving GT cars and the One-77 on the track before progressing to the Vulcan.

I listened to head designer Marek Reichman discuss the car on Friday evening and the brief was essentially a ‘no holes barred’ free for all. The rear LED tail lights were brought to life from a prototype car Reichman designed for Gran Turismo 6, while the A pillars were placed further back on the car to create a panoramic front windscreen so the driver could have better vision into corners and over the long bonnet. The use of carbon fibre extends from the car’s chassis to the drive shaft with power running through a Xtrac sequential shift 6 speed transmission. The spoiler at the rear of the car produces enough downforce for the car to drive upside down at full speed!

Check out the video of it in full flight at Goodwood.

Feature Image: GT Spirit

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James is the Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.

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