Fastest Aston Martin ever set for Geneva

The new Vulcan is set to eclipse the One-77 as wildest Aston Martin ever to make production.

In the fine carmaker tradition of making noise yet revealing little ahead of major motor show unveilings, Aston Martin has teased its forthcoming concept/production model in a short online video ahead for March’s Geneva event.

While the video reveals little more than the Vulcan nameplate set to hard-revving engine soundtrack, website is reporting claims the marque has created ‘the most extreme Aston Martin in our 102-year history’.

To do that, the Vulcan will have to supplant the current king of the Aston hill, the mighty One-77, in terms of performance and, perhaps, technology and engineering.

Discontinued in 2012 at 77 units built a million-pound pricetag, the mostly carbonfibre-constructed One-77 produces 559kW from its 7.3-litre V12 and is claimed to march to 100km/h in “under 3.7 seconds” on its way to a 354km/h v-max.

The rumourmill is also squaring up the Vulcan, which no doubt named more in homage to the military Avro delta-winged bomber than referencing Star Trek, as a track-only device in the vein of McLaren’s P1 GTR.

Aston Martin will also use the Geneva forum to unveil its Vantage GT3 racecar.

Full details will no doubt be revealed once the covers come off both new models on March 3.     

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