When the downright astonishing Aston Martin Vulcan arrived back in 2015, it was hard to see how Aston Martin could ever create something more astonishing. Then they did. Enter the Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro, the most extreme version of Aston Martin’s most extreme car. Frankly, we can’t believe it’s been five and three years respectively since the various Vulcans’ launch, so we thought we’d take a look back at this incredible car.
The Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro took the ‘standard’ Vulcan and added a number of enhancements that increased downforce and overall performance. The changes included a redesigned front end – that featured louvred panels above the front wheel arches – a sizeable pair of front canards and, most noticeably, an outrageously large rear wing.
Aside from making the Vulcan AMR Pro look even more aggressive, the aerodynamic tweaks had tangible performance benefits, increasing downforce at 100mph by 850N and making for a total downforce figure of 4000N at 100mph. To put that figure into context, Aston Martin Racing’s Le Mans winning Vantage GTE featured 3104N.
Like the Vulcan that proceeded it, the Vulcan AMR Pro is powered by Aston Martin’s naturally-aspirated 7.0-litre V12. There’s no increase in power but, when you consider there’s 820bhp being fed to those rear wheels, that’s not really an issue.