Aston Martin has completed the first of what will be 150 street-legal Valkyrie hypercars. Each one of these license plate eligible F1 cars is hand-built at Aston Martin’s Gaydon Headquarters. According to the manufacturer, each Valkyrie takes over 2,000 labor hours to complete. Once completed, the vehicle is tuned and tested at Silverstone, the home of British Motor Racing.
The unnamed customer must be itching to get their hands on the keys to their new Aston Martin Valkyrie. Who wouldn’t? Consider the details that categorize it as a hypercar. Red Bull Racing Advanced Technologies helped develop the car’s air slicing aerodynamic body, made entirely out of carbon fiber. Underneath the race car-shaped body is a 6.5-liter V12, developed with Cosworth, featuring a hybrid system. As a result, the Aston Martin Valkyrie produces 1,160-hp. The electric motors work as a spotter providing additional torque and power boost to maximize engine performance. Power is sent to the rear wheels using a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie is a streetcar with a 250 mph top speed. It’ll spring from zero to 60 mph in 2.5-seconds. Furthermore, this car incorporates technology directly from Formula One racing. So, if you’ve dreamed about running errands in an F1 race car, this is as close as you can get in the modern-day. And all it’ll cost is a handful of millions, about three to be exact.
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