Aston Martin, the leading British auto manufacturer, is getting ready to introduce the track-only super coupe, the 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan, the most powerful and exhilarating construction to date. There is no doubt that those who have some extra zeros just sitting around in their pockets are the ones who’ll be driving around in this baby.
This new model is an all-carbon fiber supercar that guarantees a truly high performance. The exterior is a blend of existing Aston Martin designs and other new alterations. The nose of the Vulcan is quite unique, with both the grille and the headlamps relocated lower into its fascia. The new thin LED headlamps are less noticeable in the big body. The vented hood of the vehicle is broader than on any other coupe in the Aston Martin array of cars. The fenders have been reshaped, but still maintain the brand name’s vent. Even if you’re not thinking of purchasing the Vulcan, the sleek look promises high-end speed.
Almost every interior surface of the new sport coupe is prepared from carbon-fiber that ranges from the dash and display group to the seats and the steering wheel that were crafted with specialized racing in mind. The bucket seats come covered with the Alcantara leather, the steering wheel is decorated with switches and buttons. The cockpit of the new Vulcan also adheres to the same carbon-fiber theme, but is given a splash of red buttons and an orange line decorating the center console. All been said, the interior seems to offer more style than comfort. The instruments on the dashboard provide vehicle information along with lap time.
The Aston Martin engine comes with V12, 7.0 liter, which offers a maximum power of 800 HP. The vehicle can go from 0 to 60 mph within 3.0 seconds and can attain a top speed of more than 200 mph. The Vulcan is fitted with an Xtrac, 6 speed sequential transmission with paddles at the back of the steering wheel. It also has a restricted-slip differential and a magnesium torque cylinder amid a cabon-fiber drive shaft. The hefty price tag is rumoured to be more than $2 million. This car was never designed for the street, it’s simply a track toy for the rich. The automaker plans to manufacture only 24 units. If you do think of buying the 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan, be prepared to pursue the track driving program, which will teach you how to truly make the supercar reach its true potential.