Of all Aston Martin’s recent cars, the thoroughly bonkers, track-only Vulcan is probably the least needing of a fettling courtesy of Gaydon’s new AMR Pro sub-brand. Regardless, the 24 Vulcan owners out there now have the option of making their 820bhp monsters just that little bit more potent, courtesy of a new AMR Pro upgrade package.
The upgrades takes a focus on aero, bringing with it a bunch of new body parts. See those louvred bits over the wheel arches? They eject high pressure air from within the arches, reducing lift. New dive planes generate further downforce, and the whole clamshell engine cover is now 5kg lighter than it was before.
AMR Pro’s work is more noticeable at the rear, where you’ll find a new, even more imposing ‘dual plane’ wing. The endplates are slotted and feature their own 15mm Gurney flaps, for yet more downforce.
As a result of the changes, the Vulcan generates 408kg of downforce, up from 321kg. To put that in perspective, Aston Martin points out that its 2017 Le Mans-winning Vantage GTE generates 317kg.
The aero balance has been improved too, with the centre of pressure moved more to the middle of the vehicle. It’s now a 47/53 split in favour of the rear, as opposed to 41.5/58.5 before.
The first cars are already being converted (we wouldn’t be suprised if most Vulcan owners opt for the upgrades), and the car will be thundering up the Goodwood hill climb at the Festival of Speed from today and over the weekend.