Aston Martin is well-known as one of the most iconic automakers in Britain and famous for its excellent grand toured and speedy race cars.
Since the first launch of the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar, version AM-RB 001 in 2016, this automaker together with Red Bull Advanced Technologies and AF Racing have been intensively working to develop the body styling, aerodynamics, and cockpit packaging of Valkyrie.
Aston Martin Valkyrie review
When it comes to the technology of Aston Martin Valkyrie, the perfect combination of prestigious marks such as Cosworth, Red Bull Racing, Alcon, and Surface Transforms will supply it with a powerful, lightweight braking system.
Besides, Bosch, a German technology manufacturer, will provide this hypercar with electronic stability programme, traction control system, and engine control unit as well. Its gearbox is also a new and specific design which is developed by Red Bull Racing and Newey team.
Generally, this is not only a halo hypercar and the most luxurious one in its class, but also the fastest one, which is supposed to be able to lap the Silverstone circuit even quicker than an LMP1 or F1 car.
This car has uncompromising and low bodywork and is designed with great techniques applied in professional racing.
Similar to the prototype regarding the body shape, it also owns a radical design which has very little in common with other modern supercars.
Particularly, it is designed to be as close as possible to a road-going Formula 1 hypercar. It features the innovative aerodynamics which looks more extreme than those developed for full-fledged race types.
Especially, the Venturi Tunnels run either the cockpit side and skirt around the engine. They will are extremely helpful for keeping the upper surfaces free from aerodynamic devices that may spoil the styling’s purity. That sounds pretty fancy.
The interior of Valkyrie is regarded as a symphony of minimalism, along with naked carbon fiber cladding almost visible surfaces, a dash with a couple of buttons and a central touchscreen.
The dominant material is Carbon-fiber, mainly used on the steering wheel column, dashboard, door panels, floor, and seats. Additionally, it will offer the four-point harness while the six-point harness will be equipped as customers’ wish.
Amazingly, the cockpit with the spartan design is race-inspired, and when opening the butterfly-type doors, you will enter a cabin that is similar to that of Le Mans prototypes.
Besides, to maximize the inside space, the seats are directly mounted to the tub, which ensures users are safe, perfectly supported and completely comfortable. Especially, the flowing styling cues even make it look organic and extremely modern.
Speaking of Valkyrie’s extraterrestrial-like exterior, it will produce as much as 4,000 downforce pounds when the car reaches the top speed of 250 mph.
Especially, all exterior requirements are faithfully incorporated into the design. This synergy between function and form shows that the car features some delightful and striking details.
Moreover, its teardrop-shaped glasshouse is specially designed to supply uninterrupted and clear peripheral side-to-side and forward vision.
Notably, the wheel is equipped with a screen that works as the instrument binnacle, whereas two other screens are attached to cameras on each side of this car instead of traditional door mirrors. This helps to avoid any unexpected aerodynamic disturbance or even stylistic clutter.
Interestingly, the V12 here is used to hold the car’s rear together. This is a structural component of the chassis of the car, which highly supports the suspension as well as rear wheels.
Furthermore, in addition to revolutionary headlights, the small badge on the car’s nose was also redesigned. Instead of a simple and a bit heavy sticker, it is another chemical etched aluminum badge that is only 70 microns thick, 99.4 percent lighter than the regular enamel one.
Aston Martin Valkyrie is a greatly ambitious project created to show the performance that is greater than a Le Mans LMP1 racing car.
According to Aston Martin, this new Valkyrie hypercar brings impressive performance figures. In particular, its 6.5-liter, naturally-aspirated V12 will produce 1,000bhp at the incredible 10,500rpm, 740Nm of torque at 7,000rpm, and even red-line at a fascinating 11,100rpm.
With only 2,204 pounds of weight to push around, that will be lots of thrusts. Additionally, it comes with a top speed of close to 250 mph as well as a 0-60 sprint time as low as 2.5 seconds. All make it worth to be one of the fastest hypercar.
In U.K. terms, the estimated price of each car is between £2-3 million (about $2.6 million -$3.9 million). And there will be between 99 and 150 road versions as well as 25 track-only versions.
So far, the Aston Martin automaker has released clips featuring the new V12 tearing through the gears. You can take a look at it to have an overview of the design of this hypercar here on Twitter.
Again, for all those fascinating features along with the extreme but beautiful nature of this car’s aesthetic, Aston Martin Valkyrie is worth to be one of the most desired cars for any fans of hypercar, agree?