Referred to as “the ultimate expression in hypercar design and technology,” Aston Martin’s Valkyrie has now revealed its admirable technical specification. The British automaker posted a few pictures on Instagram that show the F1-car-like driving position.
When we see that feet-up position along with 6-point seat belts, we think that the Valkyrie is not made to be an everyday vehicle. You may disagree if you are used to such impracticability every morning. Plus, the car has significant blind spots at the rear and tall front fenders which don’t seem to make driving any more convenient. And equally important to note, this is a powerful V12 machine that no owner would drive to the shops.
Just like the McLaren Speedtail, the Valkyrie doesn’t come with wing mirrors. The British hypercar is designed with aerodynamics as the main focus, so it has a pair of cameras transmitting video feed to in-cabin displays instead.
Carbon fiber and Alcantara adorn the interior of the Valkyrie, there are also five screens on display. The two of them are used by the rear-view cameras, one for the infotainment system and another unit is embedded in the F1-style steering wheel.
The gear selector and electronic parking brake are mounted on the transmission tunnel. And as far as it seems, there aren’t any cupholders included, neither a cubby hole in the center console. This shows that the car has gotten a lot of influence from Red Bull Racing.
The car’s lightweight design and high-level aerodynamics guarantee an exhilarating drive, complemented by massive output drawn from the Cosworth-developed 6.5-liter V12, which is the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in the world. With the Rimac-built KERS (kinetic energy recovery system), the total power is expected to be 1,130 hp.
Even better, the hypercar is pushed to achieve a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, which would translate to a curb weight of 1,130 kilograms, or just around 100 kilograms heavier than the wonderfully light Mazda MX-5.
The 2020 Aston Martin Valkyrie is expected to enter production in 2019, with a bank-breaking price of £2.5 million. That is extremely expensive, but it’s the price you pay to take home a very special hypercar representing the ultimate combination of F1 technology and Aston Martin’s signature sports car design.