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Aston Martin's $2.3 Million Vulcan Supercar Is A Carbon Fiber Dream

06/30/2015 05:15 pm ET | Updated Jun 30, 2015

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Even James Bond isn't posh enough for this.

Luxury automaker Aston Martin has released new photos of its stunning Vulcan supercar, which was announced earlier this year. The track-only vehicle is almost entirely constructed of carbon fiber and packs a whopping 800-horsepower V12 engine so powerful owners are offered an “extensive and detailed program of intensive track driver training," Wired reported back in February.

Car companies have been looking toward carbon fiber for years to increase fuel efficiency. The material is about 10 times stronger and 75 percent lighter than steel, but it's far more expensive and has been reserved for luxury and sports cars, according to Bloomberg.

Aston Martin seems to have factored the expense into the price. The Vulcan retails for a cool $2.3 million (ahem, before taxes), but good luck getting your hands on one. The car will be even more exclusive than the limited-edition One-77, and only 24 will be built.

“A sports car for true sports car lovers, I believe the Aston Martin Vulcan -- and the unique ownership programme that sits behind it -- sets a whole new standard in the ultra-high luxury supercar class," CEO Andy Palmer said in a press release.

The car made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England this month and can bolt from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds. It'll top out at 200 mph.

Wired notes that despite the car's sexy exterior, it truly is a track-only racing vehicle and doesn't come with air conditioning or a built-in stereo system. "The Vulcan is basically what Bruce Wayne would build if Batman needed to compete at Le Mans," reporter Jordan Golson writes.

Take a look at more photos of the supercar below. Zoom zoom.

  • Aston Martin/Max Earey
  • Aston Martin/Max Earey
  • Aston Martin/Max Earey
  • Aston Martin/Max Earey
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