Deliveries are scheduled to get underway later this year.
After lying dormant for a few years, Aston Martin's motorsport division seems to be back with a bang. Not only is the British sports car manufacturer performing well in the F1 championship, but it's hard at work developing its most ambitious supercar project yet. We know it as the Aston Martin Valkyrie, but this 1,100-plus horsepower hypercar remains shrouded in mystery. We've been receiving small updates in the last few months, and we've even seen pictures of the Valkyrie being tested on public roads, but Aston Martin has kept its lips mostly sealed on the juicy details. The good news is that deliveries are expected to start soon. Now in a spy video, we get to see the Valkyrie for the first time testing in public, and it looks and sounds glorious.
The Valkyrie, which is set to compete with the Mercedes-AMG One, can be seen blasting down an undisclosed section of road near Barcelona, Spain, and looks as good as ever. The car in question is decked out in a British Racing Green paint job. The best part of the video is the sound this new hypercar makes: that naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 will give any petrolhead goosebumps. Producing 1,000 horsepower from the gas engine alone, the Valkyrie promises a total power output of 1,160 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque once the Rimac-sourced electric motor is taken into account. What makes this powertrain so special is the fact that the Valkyrie can rev to an F1-like 10,500 rpm.
Unfortunately, Aston Martin will only be manufacturing 150 of these exotic beasts, and all 150 have been spoken for despite a price tag of $3.2 million. Aston Martin will also be building 25 track-only versions, and after a recent leak, we know there will be an even more hardcore variant that might be focused on racing in the new Le Mans Hypercar class. Development of this was previously placed on hold, but it seems as if the Valkyrie - in all forms - is back on track in a big way. Fans are still hoping for that even hotter variant to be announced before the end of the year, but for now, all we can do is play this video on repeat and listen to the glorious noise it makes.