Only 24 of these track-only supercars are scheduled to be built, making them quite the rare birds indeed. Carfection decided to peek behind the scenes at Aston’s workshop to watch a few of the Vulcans come together, and expectedly it’s an intensely surgical bit of engineering. These cars aren’t messing about.
If you can see it, it’s most likely carbon fiber. These sculpted track toys are absolutely swathed in the stuff, which helps keep weight down to featherweight levels. Under a Vulcan’s long sultry bonnet lives a 7.0-liter V12 engine making over 800 horsepower (the jaw-dropping Aston Martin One-77 only managed 750hp), and it’s said to be an evolution of Aston Martin Racing’s own GT3 race motor, complete with a new block, pistons, rods, liners, and crankshaft.
The rest of the Vulcan’s spec sheet reads like a race engineer’s cost-no-option wish list: inconel titanium exhaust, magnesium torque tube, Xtrac sequential gearbox, four-way adjustable dampers, carbon ceramic racing brakes, and of course, who wouldn’t want a set of onboard air jacks for quick pit stops.
The first few of these no-nonsense supercars have already been delivered to customers around the globe. If you want one, we suggest ringing Aston about that quickly.