In case anyone thought the circuit-exclusive Aston Martin Vulcan isn’t enough of a hardcore machine, there’s a new solution – appeal to the in-house AMR performance division.
Usually tuners go for the easy case scenario – they would take the Vulcan’s already crazy 820-horsepower V12 and treat it to some turbo mills. But this time around the engineers from AMR went all geeky – they just reduced the gearing ratio for quicker acceleration and increased the downforce. The actual result – the Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro, is coming out with the ability to be used as a trench compactor when one needs some new tarmac on the circuit. That’s because the model has no less than 2,950 pound-feet of pressure – which is actually 627 above the level of the V8 Vantage of Aston Martin Racing.
In case you didn’t know, this was the car that participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and took the laurels in the GTE Pro category. Modifications include louvered panels over the front wheels to lower lift, dive planes each side of the front clip, the humongous front splitter with turning vanes. Moving back, the rear wing would look good on a small airplane and gets a dual-plane design – and there’s also a 20mm ‘Gurney’ flap on the wing’s trailing edge, complete with slotted wing endplates as well as additional flaps. The aero tweaks also improve balance with a centered pressure, improving traction at the rear and grip up front, for faster lap times. The AMR Pro is only being offered as an upgrade to the 24 Vulcan examples that have already been sold.