At the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2015, Aston Martin demonstrated the new track-only 820 hp Aston Martin Vulcan V12 and wowed everyone with the performance. Later today we'll see another even more radical version of the Vulcan on track at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The new version of the carbon-fiber monocoque Vulcan is to be known as the Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro, and involves an aerodynamic performance upgrade package for the limited edition (24 only) Vulcans in existence.
The new performance upgrade was developed by Aston Martin's new performance brand, AMR. It includes louvered panels above the front wheel arches, a pair of dive planes on each side of the nose and the front splitter now has turning vanes fitted to the underside that are designed to improve steering response.
A new dual plane rear wing with a "Gurney" flap and slotted wing endplates completes the package. The aerodynamic improvements increase the Vulcan's downforce from 3150 Nm to 4000 Nm, an increase of 27 percent. According to Aston Martin the changes also improve the aerodynamic balance of the Vulcan, resulting in better traction, steering response and front-end grip.
"We worked hard to ensure it's not a monster to drive, so it was important the AMR Pro upgrade remains true to that objective," said Aston Martin development driver Darren Turner.
"By increasing the overall level of downforce front and rear, but also improving the balance of the car we've done just that. Together with the shortened gearing, which makes it even more punchy when you accelerate through the gears, the Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro feels more agile and responsive to steering inputs. When you get the aero working through a fast corner it really is an unbelievable feeling. I can't wait to see the customers' faces when they experience it for themselves!"