Made of carbon fibre, this 800-plus bhp is sure to impress you. The Aston Martin Vulcan is much more than a high-end luxury supercar; its extreme performance that results in perfection can easily pass off as its tagline. The carbon fibre helps make the car lightweight, yet stiff and strong.
What’s rather interesting about this car is its aerodynamic brilliance that ensures minimal change in both pitch sensitivity and balance either back or forward, under braking or accelerating. What does this result into? Great grip and stability!
The Vulcan’s engine is both designed and created with its Motorsport partner famously known as Aston Martin Racing. The engine is located behind the front axle, which helps in efficient weight distribution. It also features a 3-position adjustable power output and has a 600E gearbox. Now the 70 kg gearbox features a higher grade of steel for the gears and a unique set of gear ratios; amazing.
The 9 kg torque tube is essentially 30% lighter thanks to the magnesium used in the outer casing. The Propeller Shaft ensures a high torque output at a minimal power loss.
The LED headlamps at the front comprise of main beam, daytime running lights, directional indicator, and side lights. The rear lights include a directional indicator and brake light. The screens of the car are shatter resistant and 250 times stronger than glass! The Vulcan has a Bosch Motorsport-based Traction Control System and 4 on-board air jacks.
Now that we’re done talking about the exterior, let’s move on to the interior of this beauty. It features an FIA-compliant full roll cage that provides maximum safety. Vulcan’s seats feature an adjustable driver’s side while the passenger’s side is fixed. It also has an adjustable AP Racing Pedal box as well as an adjustable steering column.
Did you know that the Paddle shift controls of the Vulcan are on the back of the wheel rather than steering column? The car is equipped with a fire extinguisher, intercom, and a classy driver’s display. Need I say anything more about the Aston Martin Vulcan?
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