More downforce, sir? Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro debuts at Goodwood FoS 2017 | CAR Magazine

More downforce, sir? Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro debuts at Goodwood FoS 2017

Published: 29 June 2017

► Aston Vulcan AMR Pro
► Downforce increase and shorter gears
► Makes Goodwood dynamic debut

Attention millionaires with access to their own track! If you own one of the 24 Aston Martin Vulcan track cars, you can now have the performance dial turned up a bit more with the new AMR Pro package.

As if the super-expensive, super-exclusive track car wasn’t extreme enough, the AMR Pro pack includes ‘aerodynamic enhancements’ that include vented wheelarch panels, turning vanes in the front splitter, massive dive planes and an all-new rear wing. A 5kg weight reduction comes from a lighter engine cover, too.

Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro wheelk

All of that adds up to a huge amount of extra downforce. Aston measures a standard Vulcan’s maximum downforce at 3150Nm, with the AMR Pro pack offering up a total of 4000Nm. That’s more than the Aston Vantage GTE used by the AM Racing team, apparently, and Aston says the pack improves ‘traction, steering response and front-end grip.’

The cherry on top is shorter gearing from the Vulcan’s six-speed sequential gearbox, which should make even better use of the shrieking, naturally aspirated 7.0-litre V12.

A Vulcan AMR Pro model has made its debut at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed and if you have to ask how expensive the pack is, you’re not rich enough.

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Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro rear quarter

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches