Earlier in the year, Aston Martin revealed the craziest car it has ever dreamt up; the track-only Vulcan hypercar. Designed to provide an alternative to the like of the McLaren P1 GTR and Ferrari FXX K, the Aston Martin Vulcan is unlike any other car created by the British firm.
While the hypercar is proving popular among Aston Martin’s customers, some are calling for a street-legal version. In an effort to satisfy that demand, the automaker has revealed that it is looking into the possibility of producing a Vulcan for the street. It won’t be easy however.
Unlike the P1 GTR and the FXX K, the Vulcan isn’t based around a pre-existing street car. Consequently, it was developed from the outset as a track-only beast meaning it is arguably even more track-focused than the P1 GTR and FXX K. Consequently, if Aston Martin were to produce a Vulcan for the street, it would have to reverse engineer many of the hypercar’s components and make it an altogether different car.
Of course powering the Aston Martin Vulcan is an entirely new engine which holds the accolade as the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated production engine and contrary to previous reports, it is unrelated to the Aston Martin One-77’s 7.3-litre V12. In fact, it has been developed by Aston Martin Racing and is a V12 displacing 7.0-litres and delivering over 800 hp. Certain specifications about the engine remain unclear but it will reportedly help power the Aston Martin Vulcan to a top speed exceeding 320 km/h (200 mph).
The aforementioned 7.0-litre V12 is coupled with an Xtrac six-speed sequential transmission related to the system from the Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car. Drive is then sent through the rear wheels.