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The 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan, abbreviated as AM Vulcan and Aston Vulcan, is a front-engined hypercar that appears in Forza Horizon 3 as part of The Smoking Tire Car Pack and as a Showcase reward in Forza Motorsport 7.

Based on the Aston Martin One-77, the Vulcan is a track-only hypercar by Aston Martin. Its name is a reference to the British Cold War-era bombers of the same name. The Vulcan was designed by Aston Martin creative officer Marek Reichman, with the design being inspired by the 2005-2017 Vantage, DB9, and One-77.[1]

Aston Martin produced only 24 examples of the car worldwide, each priced at US$2.3 million, with all but one of them not road legal.[2]

Description

For the record, the “Vulcan” name here is more closely related to Britain’s loud Cold War-era bombers than to the notoriously logical aliens in “Star Trek”. Nonetheless, the Vulcan is Aston Martin’s entry into the hypercar market, and there will only be 24 of these track-only vehicles built. Those lucky enough to accept the offer of purchase will find 800 hp ready to thrill from the race-inspired V12. The asking price? Somewhere north of $2 million, but the uncanny lines and performance should inspire the appropriately logical responses of longing stares and envious eyes.
— forzamotorsport.net [3]

Characteristics

The Aston Martin Vulcan is powered by Aston Martin's most powerful version of their 7.0 L (6,949 cc) naturally aspirated V12 engine, with 820 hp (611 kW) at 7,750 rpm and 590 ft·lb (800 N·m) of torque at 6,500 rpm. There is a selector knob inside the car that selects power from three options: the first option delivers 500 hp (373 kW); the second option brings more power at 675 hp (503 kW); and the third option unleashes the full 820 hp (611 kW) of the engine.

The Vulcan is also fitted with carbon ceramic brakes, magnesium torque tube with a carbon fiber propeller shaft, and limited-slip differential. Tires used are Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s. The carbon ceramic brakes which also increase braking performance, measure 15 in (380 mm) at the front and 14 in (360 mm) at the rear.

The Vulcan makes use of a six-speed Xtrac sequential transmission delivering power to the rear wheels. With a weight of 2998 lb (1360 kg), the Vulcan has a power-to-weight ratio of 603 hp (450 kW) per tonne.

The Vulcan is capable of 0 - 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3 seconds, 0 - 100 mph (161 km/h) in 5.7 seconds, and a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), which is downgraded to 194 mph (313 km/h) in Forza Horizon 3.

Statistics

Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Speed 7.5 
Handling 7.3 
Acceleration 8.9 
Braking 7.2 
FM7 T5 
R 875
Unlock: Complete the Passing Challenge - Aston Martin Vulcan Showcase event
Top Speed: 201.9 mph  (324.9 km/h) Division: Hypercar
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.000 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.700 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 122.3 ft (37.3 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 273.5 ft (83.4 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.45 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.78 g
Collection Tier: 5 - Legendary (+1,820)
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Speed 7.5 
Handling 7.6 
Acceleration 8.9 
Braking 7.5 
FM7 T5 
R 898
Unlock: Complete the Passing Challenge - Aston Martin Vulcan Showcase event
Top Speed: 202.8 mph  (326.3 km/h) Division: Hypercar
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.921 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.569 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 120.4 ft (36.7 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 270.4 ft (82.4 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.51 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.85 g
Collection Tier: 5 - Legendary (+1,820)
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 7.2 
Handling 9.2 
Acceleration 9.0 
Launch 8.3 
Braking 10 
S2 959
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 1,500,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the The Smoking Tire Car Pack
Top Speed: 190.9 mph  (307.2 km/h) Championship: Hypercars
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.012 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.700 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 110.8 ft (33.8 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 257.3 ft (78.4 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.32 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.70 g

Conversions

Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide AWD Drivetrain

Performance

The Aston Martin Vulcan is the hypercar equivalent of the Dodge Viper ACR, with a focus on grip and braking. The Vulcan generates huge amounts of downforce to help the car corner very sharply and brake to cornering-appropriate speeds very quickly. Unlike the Viper ACR, though, the Vulcan has a stronger emphasis on acceleration, handling, and top speed. The Vulcan is considerably quicker than other production Aston Martins, as it is the only production Aston Martin with the ability to reach 100 mph (161 km/h) in less than 6 seconds. Just like the Viper ACR, though, the Vulcan's top speed is held back by its gearing and downforce to 194 mph (313 km/h) (205 mph (330 km/h) in Forza Motorsport 7), making the Vulcan suitable for handling-focused tracks and tracks with small amounts of high-speed straights.

Trivia

  • Vulcan is the god of fire in Roman mythology, and his Greek counterpart is Hephaestus.
    • Vulcan also refers to the Avro Vulcan Cold War-era bombers of the same name.

Gallery

References

  1. Introduction: Business Insider India - The $2.3 million Aston Martin Vulcan hypercar is way more insane than we imagined
  2. Road legal Vulcan: Express.co.uk - Aston Martin Vulcan - Road-legal hypercar revealed | Cars | Life & Style
  3. Description: Forza Motorsport - The Smoking Tire Car Pack