Aston Martin Letting Valkyrie Customers Spec Every Tiny Detail

Aston Martin’s $2.6 million Valkyrie won’t just be as fast as a Formula One car but customers will also be given extraordinary freedom in creating their perfect hypercar, Bloomberg reports.

Speaking to the publication at a viewing and customer fitting event in August, Aston Martin chief creative officer Marek Reichman said that the lucky 150 buyers will be able to select their perfect paint and the materials used for the seats, dashboard, headliner and trim. What’s more, customers will even be able to select the reflectivity of the body panels, including the wheels.

“Once you spec your car, you’ll get a 1-to-18 scale model in the colors that you’ve selected. You’ll get the model, and you’ll go, ‘I love it,’ or, ‘Hmm, I’d like to switch this.’ Then you’ll come back to us, and we’ll repeat the process,” Reichman said, revealing that one customer has already been through 10 different versions of a one-off color.

Additionally, each driver and passenger seat will be custom fitted thanks to precise laser measurements. Like the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, the seats will be made up of nothing more than cushions attached directly to the carbon fiber monocoque.

According to Aston Martin VIP sales manager Mark Gauntlett, many have been surprised as to how spacious the Valkyrie is. He claims to have had room to sit alongside a pregnant Serena Williams in the hypercar, despite being 6-foot-4.

Aston Martin has yet to finalize the Valkyrie’s hybrid powertrain but we do know it will have a naturally-aspirated V12 engine and deliver over 1,000 hp. It will also produce more downforce than any production car before it and should land in the hands of customers in 2019.

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  • Six_Tymes

    wow this looks amazing. is this really production ready? what is the expected weight? it looks like it might be light weight, which would be very good.

    • John

      when I saw the car before I thought it’s amazing.. when I saw the aero space under the car I thought “DAAAAMN!”

  • Bo Hanan

    The rear view is nasty- the good kind.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    It looks more mental than the concept!

  • Zandit75

    I wonder how many will keep the stock wheels?
    They would be the first thing to go!

    • Matt

      I’d say all owners will keep the stock wheels. Anything else would be a downgrade from an engineering and performance standpoint.

      IMO the wheels look amazing, and suit the ‘alien’ look of the car. It’s an engineering masterpiece with extreme performance, not something to show off in Monaco.

      • Zandit75

        Except Monaco will be exactly where they end up!!

        • Matt

          Maybe one or two – but if I was a bystander I’d rather check out the factory race-spec wheels rather than some aftermarket ones.

      • Vassilis

        Sadly those wheels won’t make it to production.

        • Matt

          Has that been confirmed?

          • Vassilis

            Yes, I think by Newey. He said they result in the brakes not getting cool enough.

    • Bram Morel

      I think they look amazing too, and really suit the car. Plus I guess they have a real function (aerodynamic, guiding cooling air to the brakes for example). I wouldn’t just switch them. Besides, for what? OZ Superturismo’s in 19″?

    • annon

      yeah man, WTF is it with the “aero wheels” lately?

  • RDS Alphard

    Quote,

    “Once you spec your car, you’ll get a 1-to-18 scale model in the colors that you’ve selected. You’ll get the model, and you’ll go, ‘I love it,’ or, ‘Hmm, I’d like to switch this.’ Then you’ll come back to us, and we’ll repeat the process,” Reichman said, revealing that one customer has already been through 10 different versions of a one-off color.

    I’m pretty sure he just want a collection of Valkyrie scale model. XD

  • AnklaX

    I don’t get this car. Cars achieve aero performance by being low to the ground. This looks higher than a Toyota Corolla. How will it make DF?

    • Matt

      Downforce is just negative lift. Ground clearance is irrelevant, it’s how the air gets channeled at speed that is important.

      Also if it was any lower it wouldn’t be fit for the road.

    • Vassilis

      Science! I think it follows the ground effect path. It gets a lot of airflow under the car which is maybe sealed on the sides and that sucks the car in. If you check older ground effect F1 cars, they had large tunnels.

  • SteersUright

    This car isn’t a beauty to my eyes, but its an amazing curiosity of an extreme supercar. If I had the money, I’d certainly want one.

  • WHICH ONE IS 6’4″?
    I DON’T THINK ANY ONE IS SURPRISED THAT FOR 2.6 MILLION THAT YOU CAN SPEC IT OUT ANY WAY YOU WANT.

  • Knotmyrealname

    Amazing car. Not the sort of car you’d take your short skirt wearing girlfriend out in though – those door apertures are mighty high!!

    • Bash

      Or you can take her, and let the rest of us enjoy. lol

      • Knotmyrealname

        I was trying to be PC….. but I understand your view…… 😉

        • Bash

          lol

          • Knotmyrealname

            trying, mind, trying hard….
            I failed….

  • Knotmyrealname

    Are there rear view cameras?

  • Vassilis

    This will be insane. I’ll get the 1:18 model car though :p

  • Dennis James

    “He claims to have had room to sit alongside a pregnant Serena Williams in the hypercar, despite being 6-foot-4”.

    Looks to be the ideal car for Serena Williams’s grocery store daily drive.

    • eb110americana

      That has to be one of the strangest descriptors I’ve ever heard used to define a car. I’m half-expecting that when the car comes out, “The G-forces this car generates were so intense, Serena Williams was able to express breast milk in 1/3 the normal time as we lapped the circuit!”

  • Blade t

    Well for 2.6 mil you better be able to spec every detail….

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