Up close with Aston Martin’s Vulcan supercar and electric DBX concept

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I’ve seen the future of Aston Martin, and it’s every bit as impractical as you might expect from a luxury car brand. The ultra-aggressive lines and massive rear wing of the all-new Vulcan make its purpose immediately obvious: this car has been designed for track use and track use only. In presenting it at the Geneva Motor Show this morning, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer described the Vulcan as the company’s most extreme supercar ever.

Powered by “the most potent iteration yet” of Aston Martin’s 7-liter V12 engine, the Vulcan can produce more than 800bhp. Full performance details will be disclosed when the new car makes its track debut later in the year, but we already know that its body is made primarily out of carbon fiber and that it…

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