The track-only Aston Martin Vulcan has been revealed ahead of its official debut at next week's Geneva motor show.
As promised, the carbonfibre Vulcan is the one of the wildest ever vehicles to wear the Aston Martin badge. Designed in-house by chief designer Marek Reichman, the Vulcan is said to provide a few clues about the look of Aston Martin's next-generation road cars.
Under the bonnet, the Vulcan features a 7.0-litre V12 tuned to deliver in excess of 597kW (800hp). The V12 motor is hooked up to a rear mid-mounted Xtrac six-speed sequential transmission via a magnesium torque tube and a carbonfibre propeller shaft.
Power is channelled to ground via a limited-slip differential and 345/30 race-spec Michelin tyres wrapped around 19-inch alloy wheels.
The Vulcan rides on pushrod suspension with Multimatic adjustable dampers; the car also features roll bars at the front and rear, as well as adjustable anti-lock braking and traction control systems.
Bringing the Vulcan to a halt are Brembo racing calipers that are allied to carbon ceramic discs. The discs measure 380mm across at the front and 360mm in diameter at the rear.
Priced at 1.5 million pounds ($2.97 million) ex-tax, only 24 Vulcans will be produced. As part of the ownership package, the company will provide Vulcan buyers with a track training course that steps them through various levels of performance, from the V12 Vantage S and One-77 street-legal vehicles through to Vantage GT4 race car.
Owners will also be given time in professional driving simulators and will be tutored by drivers from the company's racing team, including Le Mans winner Darren Turner.
Alongside the Vantage GT3, the Vulcan will be one of the stars of Aston Martin's stand at Geneva motor show.
The company will provide more in-depth performance details and technical information closer to the Vulcan's first track date later this year.