- Oliver Schran
ASTON MARTIN'S $3.2M Valkyrie VALKYRIE: PERFECTION
How the Hell is this Street Legal?
Meet the Aston Martin Valkrie… the bigger, badder, more kick-ass version of the Vulcan. For starters, the Valkyrie isn’t a road car jacked up on F1 power figures, it’s an F1 car with its edges chamfered for the road. This leads us to our first question: How the Hell Is the Aston Martin Valkyrie a Road-Legal Car?
The name chosen for the Valkyrie continues the tradition of Aston Martin "V" cars, which began in 1951 with the Vantage, and was selected as a name to distinguish high-performance variants of the then current model, the DB2. The Virage, Vanquish and Vulcan continued this lineage.
Crunching the numbers
Built around a lightweight carbon fiber structure, the Valkyrie has radical aerodynamics that deliver unprecedented levels of downforce in a road-legal car. Much of this downforce is generated through underfloor aerodynamics. The Valkyrie will be hybrid, merging a 6.5-liter V12 with some sort of electric powertrain to produce over 1,000 horsepower. Mated to the all-new engine is a bespoke seven-speed paddle-shift transmission.
Designed and manufactured by Ricardo to Red Bull Advanced Technologies' specifications, the gearbox will be the perfect partner to the V12 engine. And that’s just the start… click to read more! Not content with commissioning the ultimate road-legal car, the Valkyrie also boasts a lightweight hybrid battery system supplied by Rimac. Acknowledged as world leaders in high-performance battery technology, the Croatian company has showcased its capabilities with the innovative Concept-One; the world's first and fastest electric hypercar.
Very nice, but how much will it cost me?
A maximum of 150 road-legal Aston Martin Valkyries will be built, including all remaining prototypes, with 25 additional track-only versions also planned. First deliveries are due to commence in 2019.But here's the bad news for all that want to have the Aston Martin Valkyrie in the garage - all 150 cars that Aston Martin plans to build have already been sold for an undisclosed price. Rumors say the Valkyrie went for around about $3.2 million per car.
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