Front view of a 2018 Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro exiting the pit lane during the 2019 Silverstone Classic Media Day

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The Aston Martin Vulcan is a two-door, two-seater, high-performance lightweight track-only car launched in 2015 by British luxury automobile manufacturer Aston Martin at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The Vulcan was designed by Aston Martin's creative officer Marek Reichman, taking inspiration from the then Aston Martin current models, such as the Vantage, the DB9 and the One-77. Production amounted to a total of 24 cars with each car priced at US$2.3 million.he engine, a 7.0-litre naturally-aspirated V12, mounted in an aluminium alloy chassis with a carbon fibre body, has a power output of 831 PS (611 kW; 820 hp) at 7,750 rpm and 590 lb⋅ft (800 N⋅m) of torque at 6,500 rpm. The Vulcan is fitted with carbon ceramic brakes, a magnesium torque tube with a carbon fibre propeller shaft, limited-slip differential and an Xtrac 6-speed sequential transmission. The car has a dry kerb weight of 1,350 kg (2,976 lb). The Vulcan uses Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. Stopping power is aided courtesy of carbon-ceramic brakes, which measure 380 mm (15 in) at the front, 360 mm (14 in) at the rear. Engine power delivery is selectable using a selector knob in the car, with the first option setting the power to 507 PS (373 kW; 500 hp), the second option setting the power to 684 PS (503 kW; 675 hp), and the third and final option allowing the engine to deliver the full 831 PS (611 kW; 820 hp) of power output. The car has a race-derived pushrod suspension with anti-dive geometry and is complemented by Multimatic’s Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) adjustable dampers and anti-roll bars, front and rear driver-adjustable anti-lock braking, and variable traction control. Like the Ferrari FXX, 599XX, FXX-K, and the McLaren P1 GTR, the Vulcan must be approved to drive on track day events by the factory. However, unlike those cars, customers can keep the car on their own.
Location: Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 8TN