People are longing to see more of Aston Martin and Red Bull’s hypercar, and the two companies know that all too well. Meanwhile, the British carmaker is using the hype created by the upcoming Valkyrie to boost its social media channels.
For example, Aston Martin’s Instagram page is the only place where one can find three new photos of the Valkyrie hypercar. They reveal a two-tone paint scheme combining two contrasting tones of blue. More importantly, one of the photos offers our best look so far at the Valkyrie’s interior.
As you would expect, the cockpit is a symphony of carbon fiber, Alcantara, and racing-inspired technology. Just look at that F1-like steering wheel that integrates all the controls the driver needs to worry about. It also features a display showing ground speed, engine speed, and more parameters.
There are two more screens in the cabin, one at the center of the dash and another on the passenger side — both oriented towards the driver. Formula One “touches” are obvious as far as the driving position is concerned too. Aston Martin says the Valkyrie features a “feet up” position that ensures the driver “feels at one with the car for the ultimate drive experience.”
We have no reason not to take Aston Martin’s word for it, as the Valkyrie will combine Formula One aerodynamics and lightweight construction with the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated powertrain ever offered in a production car. That’s a Cosworth-engineered 6.5-liter V12 unit delivering 1,130 hp (1,146 PS).
The power plant is expected to produce the impressive output with assistance from a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) developed by Rimac. Combine that with the targeted 1:1 power-to-weight ratio and the Valkyrie will be capable of “outlandish speed,” as Aston Martin claims.
The company hopes to put prototypes on the road just before Christmas this year. Only 150 units will be built, each priced at $3.2 million. Unsurprisingly, the entire production run has already been sold.