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Introducing the Aston Martin Vulcan – a track-only supercar and our most intense and exhilarating creation to date.

Born out of extensive motorsport experience – and using Aston Martin's world-leading flair for design and engineering ingenuity – the 800-plus bhp, all-carbon fibre Aston Martin Vulcan promises truly extreme performance.

The exhaust system is made from Inconel and Titanium for maximum weight save. The side exit exhaust design allows for the shortest exit from the car and ensures maximum rear downforce is generated by not fouling the rear diffuser.

Use of the same materials is also carried over for the brackets (Titanium) and Heat Shield (Inconel).

The Aston Martin Vulcan generates its GT3-levels of downforce via its prominent front splitter, rear diffuser and adjustable rear wing.

Aero Target Setting
In CFD Testing (Computational Fluid Dynamics) the car was run at the following two settings:
- 60 mm front ride height and 80 mm rear
- 40 mm front ride height and 100 mm rear (Braking)

Results

  • Aero balance front:rear is 41:59 at ride height

  • Balance change of only 7% under braking

  • Downforce at 100 mph is 324 kg

  • Lift:Drag ratio is 2.3

  • Total downforce at Vmax is 1362 kg

Summary
The aerodynamic balance has been set up to ensure minimal change in pitch sensitivity and balance either forward or back under braking or accelerating. This benign behavior enables more stable for driver feedback ensuring owners become confident with the additional levels of grip the downforce can generate.

  • Using the learning from One-77, we have designed and created an all-new tub. This incorporates a new rear scuttle and tunnel for the integrated roll-cage and a new rear ‘doghouse’ subframe to package the transmission, suspension and increased loading from the rear wing.

  • The use of Carbon Fibre for the whole chassis provides the perfect combination of a lightweight but incredibly stiff structure that provides a strong foundation with which to build Vulcan around it.

  • Produced by Multimatic, the raw tub weighs around 180 kg, and is produced over four days by a dedicated team of 9 people in Canada. It passes into the ‘autoclave’ oven three times.

Designed and developed in conjunction with Motorsport Partner, Aston Martin Racing, the unique engine is based around the architecture of the engine found in our GT3 race car, the naturally aspirated V12 has been enlarged to 7.0 and comprises a new block, pistons, liners, conrods, crank – all controlled by a Cosworth ECU.

The engine is located completely behind the front axle for better weight distribution and therefore dynamic performance.

The engine will feature 3-position adjustable power outputs which allows the driver to unleash true performance potential as their track skills develop.

  • Supplied by world-renowned motorsport transmission manufacturer Xtrac, the 6-speed transaxle sequential gearbox is controlled by steering wheel-mounted paddles (not fixed on steering column).

  • The 600E gearbox houses a straight-cut gearset with drop gears to the crown wheel and pinion and, at 200+ mph, is geared for a higher top speed than our GT race cars (depending on tyre and downforce set up).

Marek Reichman

Chief Creative Officer

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