Meet the Aston Martin Valkyrie: The art of the impossible

Posted 13th March 2023

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

- Marek Reichman, EVP and Chief Creative Officer

Impossible. Driven. 

Aston Martin have slowly and steadily been teasing the globe with one of their latest and most exciting projects to date. Joining their 110 Years of historical lineage, is the Aston Martin Valkyrie.

Since it was first co-announced with then partner Red Bull Racing in 2016, we are now delighted to reveal that the Valkyrie has landed. The Valkyrie is Aston Martin’s first ever hypercar. But not just any hypercar, the Valkyrie is the most advanced, focused, cutting-edge and capable hypercar the world has ever seen. 

Aston Martin Valkyrie Side

The Valkyrie’s otherworldly performance comes from its 6.5-litre V12 engine, developed together with Cosworth, and coupled with a torque-enhanced electric motor for an additional power boost; having been rumoured to hit a top speed of 220 mph.

What makes a car a Hypercar?

The term hypercar derives from the term supercar, which was in fact first used in 1920 in The Times newspaper to describe the 6.7-litre Bentley Ensign, whereas the first coined hypercar was the Lamborghini Miura produced in 1963. Also known as a high-performance supercar, a hypercar is at the top of the range with the most advanced technology and unbeatable performance; primarily top speed and acceleration being the deciding factors.

It might come as no surprise to hear that hypercars do not only come with a hefty price tag, but they are also immensely exclusive. Aston Martin have stated that they will only produce 150 models of the road legal Valkyrie and only 25 of the AMR Pro (track only) edition.

What makes the Aston Martin Valkyrie stand out?

After many years of development, Aston Martin’s F1 based hypercar has now been revealed. But what makes the Valkyrie stand out from the already exclusive crowd? Well, there is not one single steel component in the vehicle’s structure. With a 100% carbon fibre composition, Valkyrie is astonishingly light, pushing the car’s power-to-weight ratio to levels not often conquered by road legal hypercars.

Aston Martin Valkyrie Collage

Its V12 produces 1,000hp and revs to a breathtaking 11,200rpm, aided by a 140hp axial flux electric motor, which sits between the engine and the seven-speed sequential gearbox. Not to forget that Aston Martin have stated the F1 inspired car is only 2,800-lbs of dry mass. Which has us indubitably thinking, any faster and it may fly!

Its unique teardrop style cockpit may be on the smaller side, but the view out is undeniably more race car than road car. You may have asked yourself by now, where are the side mirrors? These have been incorporated into the dashboard design via two rear view digital cameras, one placed on either side. 

As you can probably imagine, getting the Valkyrie homologated for road use was not easy. Aston Martin are stated to have created the smallest and lightest number plate light in the world, whilst also spending hundreds of hours designing a bespoke mechanism for the single wiper blade to allow it to follow the curved canopy windscreen.

Aston Martin Valkyrie Front

Aston Martin's symbol of such ingenuity and power is therefore displayed in the famous scarab beetle-inspired Aston Martin wings badge, however, with the Valkyrie this is even different; it's 43% thinner than a human hair. That’s right, the jewel-like enamelled badge has been laid into the paint itself; an aluminium badge just 40 microns thick.

Aston Martin Valkyrie pushes the boundaries of performance; a remarkable journey in engineering to make the impossible possible.

- Roberto Fedeli, Chief Technical Officer

The Valkyrie AMR Pro

Described as ‘the ultimate no rules hypercar’, the Valkyrie AMR Pro is a project beyond compare. What makes the AMR Pro different? For starters, its design and performance are unshackled from race rule constraints. It now outshines the capabilities of the original 2018 concept that was designed to fight for outright victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Aston Martin Valkyrie Pro

It’s a unique version of the Valkyrie chassis that gives the AMR Pro a wider wheelbase by 12 inches. Additionally, the huge front splitter and rear-hung wing have added 10.5 inches to the overall length. Together with the engineering mastery of the underbody and overwing airflow, the AMR Pro achieves twice the downforce of its road legal sibling and attains lateral acceleration of more than 3G.

Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition

There may only be 150 Valkyrie models in production, it is a hypercar afterall. But if you would like to experience your very own piece of Aston Martin F1 technology, then it’s not too late. Available in both Coupé and Roadster, the Aston Martin Vantage Formula 1 Edition is the fastest and most focused sports car within the Vantage range. If you think this car looks familiar, you are not wrong. The Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition is the official F1 Safety Car.

Enquire now

It has been a long wait, but the wait has definitely been worth it. The Aston Martin Valkyrie is a hypercar like no other. Every inch of the Valkyrie is engineered to do the impossible.

For more information, please contact Aston Martin Bristol:

Aston Martin Bristol - 01173 216 704

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