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Get Up Close and Personal with Aston Martin Vulcan

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Yet another feather in SaabKyle’s cap as he becomes the first reporter to get his hands on the Aston Martin Vulcan hyper track car for one of this signature in-depth reviews. None of the heavy hitters of this business, like Chris Harris or Harry Metcalfe, have yet managed to get close to the Vulcan, but this boy from North Carolina has.

So here’s an up close and personal look at the Aston Martin Vulcan including rare interior footage as well as startup and exhaust noise:

Video by SaabKyle

Aston Martin Vulcan Highlights:


  • Designed and developed in conjunction with Motorsport Partner, Aston Martin Racing, the unique engine is based around the architecture of the engine found in our GT3 race car, the naturally aspirated V12 has been enlarged to 7.0 and comprises a new block, pistons, liners, conrods, crank – all controlled by a Cosworth ECU.
  • The engine is located completely behind the front axle for better weight distribution and therefore dynamic performance.
  • The engine will feature 3-position adjustable power outputs which allows the driver to unleash true performance potential as their track skills develop.


  • Supplied by world-renowned motorsport transmission manufacturer Xtrac, the 6-speed transaxle sequential gearbox is controlled by steering wheel-mounted paddles (not fixed on steering column).
  • The 600E gearbox houses a straight-cut gearset with drop gears to the crown wheel and pinion and, at 200+ mph, is geared for a higher top speed than our GT race cars (depending on tyre and downforce set up).
  • Compared to a standard 600 gearbox the design for the Aston Martin Vulcan features a higher grade of steel for the gears as well as a unique set of gear ratios. The gearbox weighs only 70 kg and features a lightweight aluminium casing.

Front and Rear Suspension

  • The front suspension is comprised of a Double wishbone arrangement with anti-dive geometry operated via a pushrod mechanism.
  • The rear suspension comprises Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, again pushrod operated. The front and rear anti-roll bars are also adjustable.
  • The dampers are of a 4-way adjustable design featuring Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) technology. These state-of-the-art valves enable both high and low speed bump and rebound to be adjusted independently on each individual damper. Blue = (B)ump, Red = (R)ebound
  • The rear dampers are horizontally opposed whereas the front dampers are mounted front to rear to enable weight save.

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