We also get a proper look at the Valkyrie’s F1-inspired interior.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie is easily one of the most anticipated new hypercars in a long time. Recently billed as “a diffuser on wheels,” Aston Martin is working with Red Bull to create one of the most powerful and aerodynamically efficient hypercars ever made that can be driven on the road.
On Instagram, the automaker has quietly released three new official photos of the Valkyrie, giving us our most revealing look yet at the revolutionary hypercar. Shown from above and from the side profile, the Valkyrie adopts a sleek futuristic shape that looks out of this world.
Its distinctive design certainly won’t look out of place when pitted alongside the recently revealed McLaren Speedtail and Mercedes-AMG One to form the next-generation hypercar holy trinity. The Valkyrie shown in the photos also features a previously unseen color scheme, sporting a two-tone finish with two contrasting shades of blue. The automaker describes the Valkyrie as “the ultimate expression in hypercar design and technology” on its social media page.
We also get a proper look at the F1-inspired cockpit. While the McLaren Speedtail adopts a centrally-positioned driving position like the F1, Aston Martin says the Valkyrie features “a reclined ‘feet up’ position, ensuring the driver feels at one with the car for the ultimate drive experience.” There’s extensive use of carbon fiber and Alcantara throughout as well as plenty of racing-inspired technology – even the steering wheel looks like it belongs in an F1 race car, with a display showing ground speed, engine speed, and other parameters.
Testing of the Aston Martin Valkyrie is said to begin later this year or early next year. The hypercar will be powered by a 6.5-liter V12 developed by Cosworth that produces 1,130 hp, making it the most powerful naturally aspirated engine you'll ever find in a road car. Production will be limited to 150 examples, with customer deliveries starting next year.