Aston Martin Valkyrie Hypercar Flaunts Mythological Beauty And Formula 1-Inspired Cockpit
Aston Martin envisions the Valkyrie as being a Formula 1 car for road use, so we expect for it to be a performance monster. While we have seen pictures of the Valkyrie before, this is the first time that we're getting a look inside the two-seater, which features a rectangular steering "wheel" with a large embedded display. There's also a similarly-sized centrally-located display on the dash and smaller displays near the A-pillar, which we can only assume take the place of side-view mirrors.
Further evidence of the car's F1 roots come from the "feet up" recline position of the driver's seat. And as you might expect, the chassis, body, and interior of the Valkyrie are swathed in carbon fiber to keep overall weight down to a bare minimum. In fact, the Valkyrie is said to tip the scales at just over 2,200 pounds, which is roughly 150 pounds lighter than an ND Miata. For comparison, the McLaren Speedtail is said to weigh around 3,500 pounds.
The Valkyrie is reportedly powered by a high-revving 6.5-liter V12 engine that will generate in excess of 1,100 horsepower. The engine will be backed by a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS), which will direct power to the front wheels. If you want to hear the engine's soundtrack for yourself, check out this October tweet from Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer:
It's expected that the Valkyrie will have a top speed of at least 225 miles per hour, and the 150 vehicles earmarked for production have already been purchased. With that being said, initial deliveries are on track for 2019 with a price tag hovering around $3.2 million.