From its name to its dual-flaming exhaust pipes, British automaker Aston Martin’s new Vulcan is its hottest supercar yet.
The Vulcan — named after the Roman god of fire — is Aston Martin’s fastest car since the One-77. Equipped with a 7.0-liter, mid-engine V-12, the Vulcan cranks out 800-plus base horsepower through its rear-wheel drivetrain.
Additional high-performance features include a Multimatic carbon-fiber body, Brembo racing calipers, 380-mm front and 360-mm carbon ceramic racing disc brakes, a 2.8-meter wheelbase and a mid-mounted Xtrac six-speed sequential shift gearbox.
“Aston Martin Vulcan is, by its very nature, a rare and thrilling supercar,” Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said in statement Wednesday. “Designed and engineered to deliver a genuinely bespoke driving experience that draws on our rich heritage, this car tailors its power and handling to both the capabilities of the driver and the characteristics of the track.”
Prospective owners will be offered an intensive training course just to learn how to drive the track-only supercar, which Aston Martin will only produce 24 of for $2.3 million each — plus tax.
The first Vulcan will make its public debut at the Geneva Auto Show early next month.