Aston Martin Valkyrie Rolls Off Production Line — 1,139bhp Hypercar Is Ready To Rumble

Each
of
the
150
Aston
Martin
Valkyries
coupes
takes
a
total
of
2,000
man-hours
to
create
as
they
are
all
handcrafted
at
the
company’s
headquarters
in
Gaydon,
England.
Each
coupe
is
expected
to
cost
between
two
and
three
million
pounds
as
standard.
Aston
Martin
Chief
Executive
Officer,
Tobias
Moers
commented:

“It
is
an
immensely
proud
moment
for
us
to
complete
our
first-ever
hypercar.
The
Aston
Martin
Valkyrie
programme
has
tested
everyone
who
has
worked
on
it
to
the
limit
but
the
commitment
to
the
dream
has
produced
a
truly
incredible
car,
an
F1®
car
for
the
road.
The
Valkyrie
is
born
out
of
the
steadfast
dedication
of
a
large
group
of
highly
skilled
engineers
and
technicians
who
have
worked
tirelessly
to
get
Valkyrie
to
the
production
stage.
I’m
sure
our
customers
will
be
delighted
with
what
they
have
achieved.”
After
the
coupes
are
completed,
Aston
Martin
will
produce
85
convertible
versions
of
its
first-ever
hypercar.
After
all
the
road
going
Valkyries
hit
the
streets,
40
more
AMR
Pros,
a
more
bonkers
track-focused
version
of
a
car
that
already
looks
like
it
should
start
Le
Mans,
will
hit
the
production
line.
Both
the
convertible
and
the
track-spec
AMR
Pro
Valkyries
are
expected
to
cost
a
whole
lot
extra
when
compared
to
the
‘regular’
coupe.
However,
if
any
of
the
three
Valkyries
models
catches
your
eye,
don’t
bother
as
all
are
said
to
have
already
found
homes.
The
Aston
Martin
Valkyrie
is
the
brainchild
of
the
Red
Bull
Racing
F1
team’s
Chief
Technical
Officer
Adrian
Newey
and
was
first
revealed
in
concept
guise
as
the
AMRB
001
when
the
two
teams
were
partners
in
the
racing
series.
Now,
the
two
teams
are
rivals
on
the
track.
However,
there
does
seem
to
be
a
small
drop
in
performance
from
the
Valkyrie
in
terms
of
raw
horsepower
numbers.
When
details
about
the
Valkyrie
were
first
released,
Aston
Martin
claimed
that
the
car’s
hybrid
powertrain
would
produce
1,160bhp
and
900Nm
of
torque.
However,
the
latest
figures
from
Aston
Martin
have
revealed
a
drop
of
21
bhp
with
the
production-spec
car
producing
only
1,139bhp.
However,
that
shouldn’t
really
bother
owners
as
they
can
still
hear
the
magnificent
soundtrack
of
the
screaming
Cosworth
V12
engine
that
revs
all
the
way
up
to
11,100rpm.
The
Valkyrie
gets
its
electric
motor
and
battery
pack
for
the
KERS
hybrid
system
from
Rimac,
the
owners
of
Bugatti
and
makers
of
the
Nevera
electric
hypercar.
The
electric
motor
produces
160bhp
with
the
rest
of
the
power
coming
from
the
high
revving
naturally
aspirated
6.5-litre
V12.
when
it
hits
the
track,
the
Aston
Martin
Valkyrie
AMR
Pro
will
only
feature
the
screaming
V12
engine,
which
is
expected
to
kick
out
over
1,100
in
the
track-only
monster.
Thoughts
On
The
Aston
Martin
Valkyrie
The
Aston
Martin
Valkyrie
is
the
first-ever
hypercar
from
the
British
carmaker
and
it
shows
just
how
crazy
a
car
can
be
when
designed
by
a
genius
like
Adrian
Newey.
The
last
time
a
F1
designer
really
went
to
town
on
a
road
car,
we
had
the
record-breaking
Gordon
Murray
designed
McLaren
F1,
this
time
we
have
a
road-going
racer
that
should
hopefully
break
a
few
records
of
its
own.
Source: DriveSpark.com