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The Aston Martin Vulcan made its world premiere at the March 2015 Geneva auto show. Drawing its name from the 1950s British Avro Vulcan bomber airplane, the Vulcan was Aston Martin’s response to the Ferrari Corse Clienti and McLaren P1 GTR programs.
At the event, Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer stated the model was “by its very nature, a rare and thrilling supercar. 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. A sports car for true sports car lovers.”
Styled in-house by a team working under Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman – whose works include the One-77, DBS, Rapide, and Vanquish – the Vulcan features a carbon fiber monocoque and body incorporating an integrated, FIA-compliant roll cage produced by Canada’s Multimatic, Aston Martin’s longtime engineering partner.
Bearing a resemblance to other Aston Martin models, the Vulcan boasted some of the most aggressive styling ever put into production by the company. Highlights included the iconic Aston Martin grille shape disappearing into the front air intakes, LED headlights, “Light Blade” taillights, ventilated hood, and prominent front splitter, while a rear diffuser and massive, adjustable wing produced almost 3,000 pounds of downforce at just shy of 200 mph.
The predominantly carbon fiber interior was intimate, but could be customized through Aston Martin’s “Q” personalization program. The steering wheel was removable like that of a Formula 1 car, while a large instrument cluster provided vital information, including speed, lap time, tire pressure, and fuel consumption.
The Vulcan features a motorsports-derived pushrod suspension system that was complemented by Multimatic’s Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) adjustable dampers with front anti-dive geometry and anti-squat and anti-lift at the rear, with front and rear adjustable sway bars, enabling owners to fine-tune their setup. Sitting on Michelin racing tires which wrap around 10-spoke forged alloy center locking wheels, braking was accomplished by Brembo carbon ceramic discs assisted by a Bosch M4 motorsport driver adjustable, 11-position anti-lock braking system.
Tracing many of its technical strengths to the brand’s Le Mans endurance racing efforts, the Vulcan’s 7-litre naturally aspirated V-12 was pushed as far back into the front bulkhead as possible for enhanced weight distribution. Producing 820 hp at 7,750rpm and 590 lbs./ft. of torque at 6,500 rpm, it channeled power to the rear wheels through an Xtrac six-speed sequential gearbox connected to a magnesium torque tube and carbon fiber driveshaft. Displaying superb handling characteristics, the Vulcan was stated to achieve 60 mph in less than three seconds, 0–100 mph in 5.7 seconds, and a top speed of over 200 mph. Owners were offered the opportunity to participate in an intensive track-driving program with Le Mans-winner Darren Turner as an instructor. Production was limited to 24 units worldwide, another nod to the marque’s history in 24-hour endurance races.
This particular Vulcan is the very first example imported into the US. Ordered new by its first and current owner at the announcement of the program, it was established that he would be able to choose chassis 07 as an homage to secret service agent James Bond’s code number 007.
Finished in the one-of-one color scheme of breathtaking Fiamma Red (Flame Red) over a black leather and carbon fiber interior, this Vulcan was specified with a set of seat pads offering extra cushioning and the $19,495 twin-ply carbon fiber option that bestowed the exterior with a glossy finish.
Participating in just one Aston Martin Vulcan track event at Road Atlanta, this example displayed just over 300 km (180-plus miles) at the time of cataloguing and has been factory-retrofitted with the Nexcel oil cartridge system that allows the supercar to have its oil changed in 90 seconds. Presenting beautifully throughout, this Vulcan has been stored in a climate-controlled environment and has been coated with a Ceramic Pro paint protectant. In preparation for this sale, this car has had its oil changed and fresh tires installed.
Accompanied by its original delivery accessories including jacking equipment, rolling dollies, car cover, and steering wheel case, the sale of Vulcan 07 illustrates Aston Martin’s amalgamation of racing-derived performance and technology and represents an opportunity to join an extremely exclusive drivers’ club.