Following yesterday’s highly intriguing teaser, we can now bring to you the full footage of the new Aston Martin Vulcan track car making dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. As you would expect from an 800+ hyper machine, it involved a lot of noise and a good deal of fury.
Made entirely from carbon fiber, the limited edition Aston Martin Vulcan boasts a special version of Aston’s naturally-aspirated, 7.0-litre V12 petrol engine that makes enough power to take this track car from nought to 60 mph in under three seconds and on to a top speed of more than 200mph. The car showed astounding performance tackling the Goodwood hill in the hands of Aston Martin Racing works’ driver Darren Turner. Here’s BBC’s Emma Simpson going for a ride in the Vulcan prior to its Goodwood debut:
Other highlights of the Vulcan include mid-mounted Xtrac six-speed sequential shift gearbox, a rear-drive chassis, integral limited-slip differential, magnesium torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft and Brembo racing calipers acting on carbon ceramic racing disc brakes which measure 380mm in diameter at the front and 360mm at the rear, and 345/30 x19 rear wheels with Michelin race specification tires.
The brand’s CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, was on hand to witness the momentous occasion. He said: “Seeing the Aston Martin Vulcan unleashed at Goodwood today is a memory I will cherish for many years. We wanted to give this car its debut on ‘home soil’, and where better than at this hugely popular and globally renowned event.”Aston Martin Vulcan Takes Goodwood by Storm,