Did you hear that, all two-dozen Vulcan owners? If you’re one of the 24 lucky owners of the Aston Martin Vulcan track-only hypercar, check this out: the Gaydon’s team has announced an upgrade pack that makes your “craziest Aston ever” even crazier and rarer for that matter.
Debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the upgraded version of Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro takes the “standard” monstrous appetite for track domination and speed to even greater heights via shorter gearing and upgraded aerodynamics.
We’re told that the insufficient downforce and overlong gear ratios have long been the biggest complaints leveled at the $2.3-million British hypercar.
New front canards coupled with louvers cut above the front wheels help glue the front-end of the Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro to the earth
Among the upgrades is the dual-plane rear spoiler that adorned with a 20mm Gurney flap does the same out back. This all means a 27 percent increase in downforce, quite a lot of downforce.
Shortened gear ratios promise to boost up the adrenaline rush while punching out of low- and medium-speed corners, probably to the detriment of top speed. However, if astronomical speedo figures are what you as a driver crave, surely there’s a Bugatti in your garage better suited for the job?
The Aston Martin Vulcan was a 7.0-liter V-12 800 hp track fiend designed to satisfy the same clients as toys like the Ferrari FXX-K or the McLaren P1 GTR. However, the Vulcan was conceived and purpose-built for the track, while those cars are based on relatively pedestrian, street-legal hypercars.
Pricing for the AMR Pro upgrade has not been specified.