The Vulcan has been active over the past few days, and as a video from Aston Martin and Tweet from Aston Martin’s Director of Special Projects and Motorsport show, it’s living up to its Roman name.
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At the 2015 Dubai International Motor Show, guests were treated to a display of the Vulcan’s on-board air jacks, a feature that assists in track-side maintenance of the supercar at races. The 811 hp racer houses a 7.0-liter V12 under its hood, meaning it’s capable of speeds in excess of 200 mph. When you hit those speeds, there’s bound to be some damage to tires after a few laps, making quick and easy changes all the more important.
— David King (@dking17) November 12, 2015
Of course, they had to test out that top speed at least a few times. In a Tweet earlier today, David King, Director of Special Projects and Motorsport show, shared a photo of the Vulcan. In a run around the Nardo Ring in Italy, King says the Vulcan hit a top speed of 204 mph, with, in theory, “enough downforce to stick to the ceiling.”
We’ll have to wait and see if there’s any on-board footage of this Vmax run; we hope it comes soon. In the mean time, check out the air jacks below, then find your own Aston Martin from our exclusive listings.
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