Aston Martin Valkyrie

Aston Martin Valkyrie: What you need to know

Have a closer look at 1130hp street legal Valkyrie

Aston Martin is the British luxury sports car manufacturer. The company is soon unveiling its first SUV offering Aston Martin DBX. The Aston Martin Valkyrie is a hybrid electric sports car. The production of this car is in very limited numbers. It is a product by collaboration between Aston Martin and red bull racing.

Aston Martin Valkyrie back view
Aston Martin Valkyrie back view

The car has its design from the most successful F1 designer Adrian Newey. He is currently the chief technical officer at red bull racing. The car gets its name Valkyrie from a Norse mythological figure.

Aston Martin Valkyrie design

The Valkyrie has the most modern aerodynamic design with very low aerodynamic drag. An open underfloor maximizes the downforce and harnesses the surrounding air to increase th stability and control.

Aston Martin Valkyrie exteriors
Aston Martin Valkyrie exteriors

The all carbon fiber bodywork reduces the weight and increases the overall performance. In addition, the wheels feature a design that maximize the airflow. As a result, the car achieves more braking efficiency.

The interiors are more on a simpler side. It has a collection of screens on the dashboard. The side screens are mostly a part of the digital side view mirror while the screen at the center will give all the important vehicle information. However, this is yet to be confirmed.

Aston Martin Valkyrie Interiors
Aston Martin Valkyrie Interiors

The race-inspired steering wheel has all the controls. It also has a screen at the center that will act as a gauge cluster for the driver. The steering also has some switches to control the vehicle without interruption. The bucket seats with seat belt give comfort and safety at the same time.

Everything has been approached afresh. It truly is thinking from the ground, up.

Miles Nurnberger, Creative director of exterior design.

Performance everywhere

The Aston Martin Valkyrie has two versions. The road version comes with a 6.5 liter, naturally aspirated, V12 engine producing 1130 hp of raw power. The V-12 engine is not like a normal hybrid but its torque is enhanced during speeding up and uses an electric motor to gain more power.

The total weight of the car is just 1030 kg and hence, it has the power-to-weight ratio of 1:1. This striking power to weight ratio gives a striking performance. It can go 0 to 97 km/h in just 2.5 seconds. The 7-speed paddle shift transmission sends this gigantic power to the rear wheels. The traction control and ESP systems give more streamline control over this car.

The track version of the car is Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR pro. The AMR pro has the same engine but it produces more power as compared to the road-legal version. The top speed of the track version is 402 km/h with a reprogrammed engine.

The carbon-carbon brakes add to the braking performance. There are no infotainment screens in AMR pro. The AMR Pro has a more aggressive design with a large rear spoiler and a large rear diffuser. In conclusion, the Aston Martin valkyrie is a groundbreaking hypercar on road and track.

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