This is easily the best-sounding street car in the world.
Spectators at the Hockenheim Historic were treated to a show as an Aston Martin Valkyrie wailed around the track. If you have not had the chance to hear this car at full tilt, we highly recommend watching this video. It's powered by a naturally aspirated V12 engine from Cosworth, which screams out 1,139 horsepower on its way to an 11,100 rpm redline in an effort to decimate the ear drums of its driver. We can't recall any road car sound more like a 1990s-era Formula 1 car than this.
The most impressive part about the Valkyrie is that the driver could leave the track and head home because the car is completely street legal. Aston Martin also builds a more hardcore AMR Pro version that is not road legal. That version is less powerful but generates 4,400 pounds of downforce.
Speaking of F1 cars, the Valkyrie can later be seen in the pits next to an assortment of them, including two from Red Bull Racing. The Hockenheim Historic is an event where retired F1 cars get a chance to take the track again. It was created in honor of two-time F1 world champion Jim Clark, who died at the Hockenheimring during a Formula 2 race. Even with literal F1 cars driving around at the same event, the Valkyrie likely held its own with that glorious V12 engine note.
This particular Valkyrie came finished in a deep matte blue paint with contrasting yellow accents on the major body creases. We particularly like the silver wheels, which make the spoke pattern and center-lock hub more prominent.
The Valkyrie is not a cheap car, with prices starting around $3.2 million. For that amount of money, it's possible to purchase a retired F1 like the ones that raced at Hockenheim Historic, assuming they don't have a winning pedigree. Of course, it wouldn't be legal to put a license plate on one and drive it home from the track.
That being said, it's impossible to take full advantage of the Valkyrie's performance on a public road, and very few drivers will have the skill to operate it at the max pace. Though it's a neat idea, we'd probably prefer to spend our imaginary millions on a real F1 car.
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