Coming to you straight from the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
After several delays, the Aston Martin Valkyrie has finally arrived, and what better place for it to have its first public showing than at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed. As the street-legal version of the track-only hypercar (the even more limited edition AMR Pro), it's powered by a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter Cosworth V12 paired to a KERS style hybrid boost system, the former alone produces around 1,000 horsepower and combined output hits 1,160 hp.
Aston Martin ditched that system and other items to shave weight down as much as possible for the AMR Pro because every little ounce of weight counts when going fast and slicing your way through a track.
The body consists of generous amounts of carbon fiber, including the suspension. Though the AMR Pro has motorsport-ready features like Perspex side windows and a windscreen, the "regular" Valkyrie is certainly no slouch. It redlines at 11,100 rpm, thus giving it the distinction of being equipped with the most power NA engine ever bolted into a production model. Still not impressed? It's also the highest revving. Even the KERS hybrid boost system is directly derived from F1 cars.
That system is also there to provide that additional 1,160 hp, available beginning at 10,500 rpm. Maximum torque is 664 lb-ft starting at 6,000 rpm. You can check out the engine revving and the sweet sound it makes in our exclusive video above.
Acceleration will be pretty insane. Aston Martin claims 0-60 mph happens in just 2.6 seconds and top speed is a frankly ridiculous 250 mph. The total weight comes to just 2,271 pounds.
Pricing begins at a hefty $2.8 million or so and just 150 examples will be built. Heck, the AMR Pro is expected to cost somewhere in the $4 million to $5 million range and only 40 units are planned. And in case you're wondering, both versions have reportedly already been sold out. Very few things in this world are worth every penny and then some. The Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro are two of them.