27 Jul Aston Martin Valkyrie: The World’s First Hybrid Hypercar?
The Aston Martin Valkyrie was first announced a year ago, and the legendary British carmaker has just revealed a few more details. For this hypercar, they’ve teamed up with Redbull F1 Racing, and created a very sweet-looking, powerful but still street legal vehicle.
The Valkyrie is powered by a 6.5-liter, V12 engine paired with an electric Rimac powertrain, that puts out 1130 HP – quite a bit for any hypercar, especially a hybrid! Aston Martin is really getting into this new low-emissions initiative of theirs. The transmission is a 7-speed paddle shift.
The body of the car itself is made from beautiful, light carbon fiber, with full-length Venturi tunnels and other features built in to maximize downforce. The design is reminiscent of a Formula 1 car – light, nimble, with parts of the frame visible rather than behind the outer body – and the exhaust actually comes out near the engine rather than behind, just as an F1 car would.
Inside, there’s no gauge cluster – just multiple screens, and even the side mirrors – left and right – use screen displays. The coolest part? Aston Martin is scanning the body’s of future owners, creating 3d models with which they build a custom seat and interior design for max comfort.
Only 150 Valkyries will ever be built, and it looks like they are already sold out…two years before the car even launches. And price? Wait for it…$3.2 million. Hey, if it was affordable, there would be a lot more than 150 of them.