The latest information drop for the upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar has arrived. After nearly a year of teasing that started with the announcement of a code name, we finally get a look inside Gaydon’s radical creation, as well as an updated look at its exterior.
Compared to the renderings released last year when Aston Martin announced the project, which is a joint effort with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, an engineering venture born from the company’s Formula 1 efforts, the new images of the Valkyrie reveal not just updated aero that includes solid wheels instead of spoked ones, but also itsroof-hinged doors. And, according to the automaker, there may be further changes still.
Aston Martin claims that there’s enough space in the Valkyrie’s cockpit for normal-size humans. “It’s been fantastic seeing customers try the interior buck for size,” said Matt Hill, Aston Martin Creative Director of Interiors. “They love the ritual of getting in and how it feels to be sat behind the wheel. They’re also genuinely surprised at how the car just seems to swallow them. You really do have to sit in it to believe there is genuine space for two large adults.”
We’ll have to wait until we get our chance to get into the Valkyrie for ourselves. That should happen sometime next year, as the production announcement can’t be far off and deliveries are expected to begin sometime in 2019. Power is expected to come from a 6.5-liter Cosworth V-12 mated to a yet-unspecified hybrid system and weight is expected to be somewhere between 2,200 and 2,400 pounds. As for the price, file it safely under “if you have to ask,” though rumors suggest a sticker north of $3,000,000.