Aston Martin Turns It Up To Eleven With The Vulcan AMR Pro

Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro proves there's always room for more insanity

However, says Autocar, the British carmaker is only offering the package as a retrofit to the owners of all 24 Vulcans and there are no plans to extend production for factory-made AMR Pro models. However, that hasn't stopped AMR, the carmaker's performance sub-brand, from developing an upgrade package for the track-only supercar. The 400-mile electric sport sedan was spotted in the metal for the first time.

"For today's auto manufacturers, this is particularly important as legislation demands more energy efficient vehicles". The Aston Martin chief instructor - who is also head of the Vulcan training programme - sat beside me in the all-new V8 DB11 that would soon take us up the hill. Also contributing to the improved performance are louvred panels above the front wheel arches to extract high pressure air and reduce aerodynamic lift, as well as a huge front splitter with turning vanes to improve steering response.

Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro proves there's always room for more insanity

There's even more going on at the back, with a new dual plane wing with an upstand on the trailing edge to maximise downforce which, combined with the tweaks at the front, increase downforce pressure by a third over the standard Vulcan.

Aston Martin's track-only Vulcan has received some brand-new performance upgrades that are said to take the auto to "breathtaking new extremes".

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Aston Martin hasn't officially revealed when the Vulcan will hit customers' driveways, but it says it will be sometime in the fall. Oh, and by the way, the engine cover is 5 kilos lighter than on the regular model. The rear wing endplates feature new slots with 15mm Gurney flaps of their own. AM lightly contextualizes the figure to 3104Nm that the 2017 Le Mans-winning Vantage GTE produces.

The changes also alter the Vulcan's aerodynamic balance, bringing the vehicle's centre of pressure closer to the middle of the auto for increased traction, front end stability, and steering responsiveness. Together with the shortened gearing, which makes it even more punchy when you accelerate through the gears, the Vulcan AMR Pro feels more agile and responsive to steering inputs.

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'By increasing the overall level of downforce front and rear, but also improving the balance of the vehicle we've done just that. When you get the aero working through a fast corner it really is an unbelievable feeling.

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