Aston Martin Valkyrie Hypercar Dazzles The Crowd At Silverstone

Aston Martin has brought its Valkyrie hypercar to Silverstone, where it made its dynamic debut ahead of the 2019 British Grand Prix.

The 1,160 HP hypercar, which was driven by Aston Martin’s chief test driver Chris Goodwin, was finished in a rather tasty blue-red livery for its first public demonstration run, focusing more on offering a glimpse of what is to come rather than achieving the fastest lap time possible.

Born out of a collaboration between Aston Martin, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and AF Racing, the Valkyrie promises to be the “world’s most extreme road car”, starting from late 2019 when the first examples are expected to be delivered.

Also Read: Aston Martin Could Have Sold Nearly 1,000 Valkyries, But It’ll Make Just 150

Power comes from a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine that can rev up to 11,200rpm, producing 1,000 HP and 545lb-ft (740Nm) of torque. It’s combined with an electric motor and battery pack that’s developed by Rimac and Integral Powertrain, which produces an extra 160 HP and 207lb-ft (280Nm) of torque. The combined output is 1,160 HP (1,176 PS) at 10,500rpm and 900Nm (664lb-ft) of torque at 6,000rpm.

“To finally see Aston Martin Valkyrie running five years from when I first sat down and started sketching what this car could look like is quite an emotional day,” said Adrian Newey, Chief Technical Officer at Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. “With the change in vision angle as it comes past and the noise, it is now doing what it is supposed to be doing which is to move and be dynamic.”

“Aston Martin Valkyrie continues to redefine what you and I recognise as a hypercar, possessing unrivalled levels of performance in a package that is technologically beyond anything else,” said Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda President & Group CEO. “While Chris’ demonstration today was not delivered at full speed, there is no doubt in my mind that we will one day return to deliver its full potential around this magnificent circuit.”

Aston Martin will produce just 150 examples of the Valkyrie, with the entire production run being sold out.

 

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  • StrangerGP

    I like how the shape and the aero of the car hide the rear spoiler. It’s a rare thing to see on a hypercar.

    • Porkopolis

      I wish I could upvote this more…

  • Bart

    Looks lovely. Except from that Duffy Duck front face. Still lovely, overall.

    • Bo Hanan

      I agree. The front 3/4 view is odd at best.

  • Six_Tymes

    WOW! That is pretty awesome.

  • Mr. EP9

    Looks lovely. I can’t wait to hear it at 11,000 RPM.

  • maz09

    didn’t take you long to report on this

  • eb110americana

    Aston Martin needs to hire someone else to compile promotional video for them. That was absolutely terrible.

    • benT

      they forget they a car nerds and a home video is not the way to go……………….

  • Mark Seven-Ultranine
  • SteersUright

    Probably the most exciting sports car in years.

  • Mattmasic

    Sounds pretty tame

  • Teddy Wijaya

    ugly.

  • Mark Seven-Ultranine

    Mark Twain said it best: “Better to remain quiet and appear to be dumb than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” Yeah, I’m nine years old but I’m not a pissant.

    • Nick G

      So I’m stupid because I don’t think an Aston Martin should look like the Bonefish Batmobile?? Okay…. Pissant or not, I’m not saddled with your horrendous design taste.

      • Porkopolis

        What if you missed the joke?

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