Aston Martin, the luxury car makers have revealed a $2.3 million hi-tech ‘Vulcan’ hypercar so powerful you’ll need to go on a special driving course to learn how to use it. It is one of the most hi-tech cars ever created, featuring a dashboard and smart steering wheel from which almost everything can be controlled.
Aston Martin, which is also famous for making James Bond’s cars, says the Vulcan is its most intense and exhilarating creation to date. There will only be 24 of the 800 plus horsepower V12 engine, all carbon fiber Aston Martin Vulcans made. “Aston Martin Vulcan is, by its very nature, a rare and thrilling supercar,” said CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer. This vehicle is truly designated to be used as a racing vehicle. The car doesn’t have air conditioning or built-stereo. The market value of the ‘Vulcan’ is reasonable because it seems that they have factored the expense into the price, a whopping $2.3 million.
Car companies have been looking toward carbon fiber for years to increase fuel efficiency. The material is about 10 times stonger and 75 percent lighter than steel, but it’s far more expensive and that’s why it has been reserved for luxury and sports cars. “A sports car for true sports car lovers, I believe the Aston Martin Vulcan and the unique ownership program that sits behind it sets a whole new standard in the ultra high luxury supercar class,” says Palmer.
Although the specs of the Vulcan aren’t final yet, but Aston says the engine will run from 0-60 in less than three seconds and achieve a top speed in excess of 200 mph. The U shaped steering wheel allows the owner to perform the majority of functions. It can start the car, it has the pit lane limiter, indicators, high beams, traction control, and ABS that is adjustable and controls the wipers. On the back of the wheel are the paddle shifters for swapping gears. The vehicle is going to comply with the FIA race safety requirements. The car made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England this month.