The upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie, a hypercar which is expected to rival Ferrari and McLaren, was supposed to start tearing up streets at some point earlier this year.
Unfortunately, production of pretty much everything got put on hold thanks to the global pandemic. So now, we will have to wait until 2021 for a street legal Aston Martin Valkyrie to finally become a reality.
“Development of our range of mid-engined cars, descended from the era defining Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar, continues along with updates of our core sports car models,” stated Executive Chairman Lawrence Stroll.
Too bad. Because just look at this thing…
Only 150 road versions of the Valkyrie will be made and whoever is lucky enough to land one will certainly be overjoyed to own Aston Martin’s first ever hypercar.
It’s all-carbon fiber – not one steel component on the entire car, boasts a 1,160 horsepower (with hybrid assistance from Rimac electric motor and battery packs) 6.5-litre V12 engine developed with Cosworth making it the most powerful naturally aspirated road car EVER.
All switchgear is located on the steering wheel (which is detachable) with all the vital signs shown on a single OLED display screen.
“It’s been a tremendous challenge to make the interior packaging work,” said Matt Hill, Aston Martin Creative Director of Interiors. “We’ve embraced Red Bull Racing’s Formula One ethos and approached from a different angle than conventional road car design. In this instance, we’ve started from a position where you think something is impossible and work at it until you find a way to make it work. We’ve been fighting for millimetres everywhere, but the battle has been worth it, as it’s been fantastic seeing customers try the interior buck for size. They love the ritual of getting in and how it feels to be sat behind the wheel. They’re also genuinely surprised at how the car just seems to swallow them. You really do have to sit in it to believe there is genuine space for two large adults.”
On top of all that, traditional door mirrors have been replaced by discreetly mounted rear facing cameras, and because, why the heck not, it has a chemically etched aluminium badge just 70 microns thick – or 30 percent thinner than a human hair.
It’s about as close as you cen get to driving a Formula One car, legally, on residential streets.
Of course, Aston Martin will also be producing 25 track-only editions of the Valkyrie (which you can see below), because why wouldn’t you want to race this car?