After shocking the world at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, last month, the Aston Martin Vulcan has now made its American debut at the ongoing New York Auto Show. Built around the revised version of the One-77’s carbon fibre monocoque chassis, the Vulcan will be produced in a limited run of just 25 cars.
Unlike other bizarre supercar concepts that we see in international motor shows, the Aston Martin Vulcan is every bit a race car. And though styling might have taken a backseat while designing the car, Aston Martin has managed to incorporate a few of their trademark design cues into the car.
The Vulcan gets an FIA-approved stiff roll cage, a rear limited slip differential and pushrod suspension system with adjustable dampers and sway bars, which should make it one hell of track handler. Aston Martin is planning to roll out a new championship series for the Vulcan owners, along with a support package including exclusive track days and simulators for practice.
The Vulcan is powered by a naturally aspirated 7.0-litre V12 engine, which produces in excess of 800 horsepower. This power is kept under a leash with the help of an advanced variable traction control system.
The Vulcan is a track-only supercar which rivals other race cars like the McLaren P1 GTR and the LaFerrari FXX K. With prices starting at an astronomical GBP 18 lakh (Rs 16.58 crore), deliveries are expected to commence by the end of this year.