The all-new vehicle will slot below the Valkyrie in Aston Martin’s range but slot above the automaker’s impending rival to the Ferrari 488 GTB and McLaren 720S. Based off what we can see in this picture and rumoured specifications about the 003, the car should offer performance similar to what the LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder did a few years ago.
The darkened teaser image shows the hypercar with a more conventional rear than the Valkyrie but from what we can see, it does appear to have similar air tunnels exiting out of the rear diffuser. Additionally, we can see slim LED taillights, bulging rear wheel arches, and top-exiting exhausts coming straight out of the engine.
Much like its bigger brother, the Aston Martin 003 hypercar also lacks a rear window and instead, features a prominent roof scoop to feed the powertrain.
McLaren and Ferrari need to watch out.
Speaking of powertrains, Aston Martin chief executive Andy Palmer confirmed that the car will use a V6 turbo hybrid powertrain in September 2018. The company hasn’t said how much power the 003 will have but we expect at least 800 hp and up to 1000 hp. The hypercar will also be exceptionally light and capable of some truly extraordinary performance feats, even if it can’t lap a circuit as fast as an F1 car like the Valkyrie AMR Pro.
Production of the vehicle will be capped at just 500 units globally with a market arrival expected for late 2021. The car will be fully homologated and available in all markets and sold in left- and right-hand drive configurations. According to reports, it could be called ‘Valhalla’.