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2020 Aston Martin Valkyrie Previewed In Production Specification

Described as “the ultimate expression in hypercar design and technology,” the Valkyrie can now be admired in production specification. A total of three photographs were posted by Aston Martin on Instagram, revealing the F1-inspired reclined driving position.
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The feet-up position and six-point seat belts make the Valkyrie cumbersome to drive on a daily basis. The blind spots at the rear and towering front fenders aren’t making life behind the wheel any easier, but then again, we’re expecting that no owner will take the V12-powered land missile to the shops instead of their regular car.

Similar to the McLaren Speedtail, the Aston Martin Valkyrie doesn’t feature door mirrors. In order to make the British hypercar as aerodynamic as possible, two cameras send video feed to two monitors inside the cabin, located at the base of either A-pillar.

The interior is more or less a sea of carbon fiber and Alcantara, with no less than five monitors on display. In addition to the two used by the exterior-mounted cameras, there’s one for the infotainment system and another screen integrated into the WEC-inspired steering wheel.

Both the electronic parking brake and gear selector are mounted on the transmission tunnel, and from the looks of it, Aston Martin didn’t include cupholders. Heck, we can’t identify a cubby in the center armrest either, which goes to show how much influence Red Bull Racing had on the development of the Valkyrie.

The lightweight construction and motorsport-level aerodynamic qualities of the car ensure a thrilling drive, more so if you remember the 6.5-liter V12 developed by Cosworth is the most powerful of its kind in the world. With the Rimac-sourced kinetic energy recovery system, we’re expecting no less than 1,146 PS (1,130 horsepower) in total.

Better still, Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing are targeting a power-to-weight ratio of one-to-one. In other words, no more than 1,146 kilograms (2,526 pounds). Given this information, the Valkyrie is less than 100 kilograms heavier than the most no-frills Mazda MX-5 on sale nowadays.

Aston Martin is looking forward to start production in 2019 for the 2020 model year, and the Valkyrie retails at £2.5 million. Not cheap at all, but then again, what did you expect from a limited-edition hypercar that was created in collaboration with one of the most capable teams in Formula 1?

 

Built from the partnership between Aston Martin and #RedBullRacing, the ultimate hypercar was created - Aston Martin Valkyrie #BeautifulToDrive #AstonMartin #AstonMartinValkyrie

A post shared by Aston Martin (@astonmartinlagonda) on Nov 1, 2018 at 12:30pm PDT

 

Taking inspiration from today’s #F1 race cars, Aston Martin Valkyrie features a reclined ‘feet up’ position, ensuring the driver feels at one with the car for the ultimate drive experience #BeautifulToDrive #AstonMartin #AstonMartinValkyrie

A post shared by Aston Martin (@astonmartinlagonda) on Nov 1, 2018 at 11:30am PDT

 

The Aston Martin Valkyrie continues to be the ultimate expression in hypercar design and technology #BeautifulToDrive #AstonMartin #AstonMartinValkyrie

A post shared by Aston Martin (@astonmartinlagonda) on Nov 1, 2018 at 10:30am PDT



 
 
 
 
 

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