Listen to that sublime Cosworth V12 scream its lungs out.
The wait for the Aston Martin Valkyrie to arrive is agonizing. Developed in collaboration with Red Bull Racing, the hotly anticipated hypercar will be the most extreme road car Aston Martin has ever built. We're still waiting for the final production version to be unveiled, but to ease the wait Aston Martin's CEO Andy Palmer, Q sales boss Simon Lane and Chief Special Operations Officer David King have shared some new tantalizing clips of the hypercar on the move during recent testing at the Silverstone racing circuit.
The clips are short, but very sweet since we finally get a taste of what the Valkyrie sounds like when it's being pushed to its limits. In short, it sounds absolutely incredible and evokes the sound of Formula 1 race cars from the 1990s.
What you're hearing is the sound of the Valkyrie's Cosworth-built, naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces 1,000 horsepower and 545 lb-ft of torque and revs all the way up to an ear-shattering 11,100 rpm.
Combined with a Rimac-developed battery-hybrid system providing an extra 160 hp and 206 lb-ft of torque, the Aston Martin Valkyrie produces an astonishing combined output of 1,160 horsepower at 10,500 rpm and 663 lb-ft of torque at 6,000 rpm. 0-62 mph is said to take less than three seconds before the Valkyrie tops out at over 200 mph.
Only 150 examples of the Aston Martin Valkyrie will be built, with customer deliveries slated to start by the end of this year. Despite the rumored $3.25 million price tag, every example has already been sold.
As well as the road-going version, Aston Martin is also developing a more extreme and exclusive track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro version that will be capable of setting faster lap times than Formula One and LMP racing cars. Only 25 Valkyrie AMR Pros will be built, with deliveries starting in 2020.