The 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan has been a real showstopper since its surprise reveal in Geneva. Replacing the One-77 as the ultra-fast brand flagship, the Vulcan will be a track-only wonder when it arrives to its 25 ultra-wealthy owners.
But boy is this car hard to photograph in auto show environments! Its gloss-black lower aero treatment is delicious and highly advanced, but washes out in most indoor light.
So in-person viewing will be extra important to clinch prized deposits. To that end, the Vulcan swooped into Dubai recently to be the local showroom’s electro-magnet… drawing in the great and good for an up-close look.
For the rest of us, photos will have to suffice. Included below are 40 new images of this intriguing and mysterious new hypercar.
2016 Aston Martin VULCAN
WOW! This new Aston Martin flagship has some serious thrills in store for its lucky owners.
Named to honor the famous Avro Vulcan bomber, the Aston Vulcan will seek to match the excitement, adrenaline and glory of the first tactical nuclear strike plane ever produced.
Luckily, this new track-only Aston delivers the goods without any fallout or blowback….
To continue the theme, the Vulcan was designed in a time when nuclear bombs had to still be dropped. Although the ICBM would arrive in the 1960s along with the production bomber, this plane was still a critical part of the US and Allied plan to respond to a Soviet attack.
England was thought to be a primary target, so planes were always hot and ready to take off — often assuming the country would be destroyed before they made a return trip. This is the plane the Thunderball bad-guys stole, landed on ocean and stripped of nuclear warheads in the James Bond series.
In a similar way, the Aston Martin Vulcan is something of a last hurrah for the existing Aston tech and the brand’s much-loved V12 engines.
The 7.0-liter racing V12 packs 800-plus horsepower, more than 200 more than any Aston so far. Along with the power, the size and expected price the Vulcan make this a successor for the One-77, but far more intense.
Not Monaco cruiser, this.
Vulcan is a devastating kilo-ton track bomber.
Proof? Just listen to it revving angrily below!
So, a One-77 GTR, if you will. But with all-new style, track-focused dynamics and a massive tech upgrade. Along with these updates, the Vulcan will be far more limited than the 77-copy predecessor. Only 24 of these tactical strike vehicles will be made.
Really surprising amount of gorgeous new detailing and tech in this Vulcan. The cabin is absolutely stunning, as is the tail. The entire roofline and glasshouse are unlike anything seen from Aston before, as is the nose.
This giant new grille dominates the entire front face, with a bluff hood-edge and sunken lighting elements. It is definitely not more-of-the-same in this Vulcan design, that is to be sure. More photos from Geneva will confirm its impact in real-life, but prepare to be duck and cover. Air raid!
Better pick up the red phone call in your order to Aston HQ, Allied Commander!