Aston Martin release new photos of the Valkyrie hypercar
The official launch of the Aston Martin Valkyrie is inching ever closer. Despite not knowing when exactly it will be, we do know that the moment the car lands, it will probably rewrite the automotive rulebook and do things no car before it was capable of. If there’s one thing then that can feed people’s excitement, it’s new photos released by Aston Martin - and that’s exactly what we have here.
Sporting a glorious two-tone blue paint-job, it almost speaks as a metaphor for the transition between one automotive era and another. With wheels that appear to have the delicacy of a spider’s web, and great chasms carved throughout the body to utilise every ounce of power the air moving over and through the car will have to offer, this car is almost certain to be a world-mover when it arrives.
Aston Martin has also provided a picture of the interior, which - let’s be honest - looks cramped and spartan. With mere pads akin to the sort of thing you’d find inside a cycling helmet forming the seats, and the seats themselves angled inwards by 5 degrees to accommodate the aero-witchcraft, it clearly isn’t the sort of car someone would want to spend a lot of time in. But what exactly were we expecting? Luxury to rival the Burj Al Arab? I don’t think so.
Thanks to a leak by Cosworth earlier this year, the Valkyrie’s 6.5L naturally aspirated V12 is capable of producing 1115bhp - and as far as we know, that’s without the hybrid assistance this car will have. The motors will replace 1st and reverse gears in the new “concept” gearbox they’re using, and there will also be a track-only AMR Pro version that’ll take the already maniacal performance of the road car and somehow turn it up further.
But now I want to throw the question to you guys and ask: what do you think of these new Valkyrie images? Let me know in the comments.
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