The Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar is the latest and wildest creation from the British car group, exuding the racing history of the brand with modern design and engineering to produce a car that is nothing short of a masterpiece. With low production numbers and a high price tag, the newest addition to the Aston Martin lineup is sure to impress, and if reports are correct, it drives like a street-legal Formula 1 car.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie looks like a spaceship
Upon first glance, the Aston Martin Valkyrie is something different — designed to look like a street-legal Formula 1 racecar while still maintaining the small nuances that make the car iconically Aston Martin. The front fascia shares the same characteristics of the F1 racecars many fans have come to know and love, with a front lip that promotes optimal aerodynamics that makes it look like a mix between a real racecar and a spaceship. The radical design of the car makes it look almost unreal or concept-like, with a side and rear profile that is just as striking and foreign as the front.
“Outlandish speed, otherworldy performance”
The Aston Martin Valkyrie is designed to perform as close to a Formula 1 racecar as legally allowed on the street — which actually sounds kind of terrifying if you take into consideration how much finesse it takes to drive one of these incredibly fast machines. The Valkyrie produces an impressive 1140 bhp provided by an impressive 6.5-liter V12 engine. This hypercar isn’t just powerful, either, as the lightweight design removes all steel components for a complete carbon design to provide drivers with an unreal power-to-weight ratio that makes the car as fun to handle as it is to accelerate.
“The entire Aston Martin Valkyrie programme has been an extraordinary adventure in engineering”Tobias Moers, Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer
Pricing and prestive of the Aston Martin Valkyrie
The Aston Martin Valkyrie is set to be produced in extremely low numbers with only 150 street-legal models set to be produced, fitting the bill as a low-production and exclusive hypercar. There will be a track-only version available, the Valkyrie AMR Pro, as well as a Spyder model, which features the ultimate aerodynamics package. The car is set to have a starting price of around $3 million, which only increases with special packages, models, and additional luxury and performance options.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie’s high price and exclusivity combine with the amazing handling and performance to produce a competitive hypercar in a market where cars are getting faster, smarter, and better year after year. With a rich racing heritage and sights set toward the future, there is no doubt that we will be seeing some impressive numbers from the Valkyrie both on and off the track.