Two years ago today, Aston Martin took the wraps off their maddest creation, the Vulcan, at Goodwood. Only 24 units will ever be made, also making it one of the company’s most exclusive models. But what if the 24 owners want more?
In comes the Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro. Instead of bumping up power, the folks at Aston Martin Racing (AMR) paid more attention to aerodynamic tweaks and shortened the gear ratios for an even more “explosive” acceleration. In case you didn’t know, the Vulcan is powered by a 7.0-litre naturally aspirated V12 producing 820 hp and is rear-wheel driven.
The Vulcan AMR Pro gets a louvred front-end just above the wheel arches to help extract high pressure air, reducing lift. The two dive planes fitted to each side of the nose and large rear wing help pin the Vulcan down, but the front splitter features rotating vanes fitted beneath them to improve steering response. Speaking of rear wing, it now has a dual plane design with a 20mm ‘Gurney’ flap for even better downforce. Weight is also down by 5kg thanks to a carbon fibre engine cover.
Collectively, the new parts give a great deal of downforce, up to 4,000 Nm (26 percent more) as opposed to the standard Vulcan’s 3,150 Nm. It has also shifted the weight balance of the car to the centre, improving traction and front-end grip.
The AMR Pro package is available to all 24 existing Vulcans, but there’s no mention of pricing as yet. The original Aston Martin Vulcan retailed for no less than RM11 million, by the way.