LONDON -- Aston Martin said its 800-plus-hp Vulcan will cost 1.8 million pounds ($2.79 million) in the company's UK home market.
Aston today released details and pictures of the Vulcan ahead of the model's debut at the Geneva auto show on March 3.
Aston said the carbon fiber supercar is powered by the most potent iteration to date of the company’s naturally aspirated, 7.0-liter V-12 gasoline engine. Power is delivered through a race-derived sequential gearbox. No performance figures were given.
The mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive Vulcan can only be driven on racetracks and only 24 units will be built.
Starting next year customers will be able to improve their track skills using lesser-powered Aston cars before driving the Vulcan, the company said.
"I believe the Vulcan and the unique ownership program that sits behind it sets a whole new standard in the ultra-high luxury supercar class,” Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said in a statement.
The Vulcan is named after the delta-winged 1950s British bomber that was stationed at the site of Aston Martin's factory in Gaydon, central England.
In Geneva, Aston Martin will reveal its future strategy under Palmer, who is the former chief planning officer at Nissan, including whether it will build its first SUV.
The company is developing a new architecture to update the aging VH (vertical/horizontal) platform but hasn’t said when it will appear on a new car. Analysts at IHS Automotive predict the first model to be built on the platform will arrive in the second half of 2016, badged as the DB9. IHS expects the entry-level Vantage coupe and convertible to be replaced a year later.