Tipping the scales at a little over a tonne, the Valkyrie has been filmed as a working prototype at Silverstone earlier this month. Uploaded on the YouTube channel “anytimespy,” the clip showcases the vehicle doing a few laps on the British circuit in front of customers. The 2.5-million pounds sterling hypercar is nearing production, and all told, only 150 examples of the breed will be made for the entire world.
Aston Martin also plans to enter the World Endurance Championship’s hypercar class in 2021 with the Valkyrie, but first, two prototypes will take to the track in 2020 for a few tests. The British automaker’s purpose is to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was 1959 when Aston Martin crossed the finish line first with a certain Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori behind the wheel of the DBR1 with an inline-six powerplant.
Turning our attention back to the on-track demo of the 001, the test was restricted to 9,000 revolutions per minute. Production models can hit 11,100 rpm, an absolutely majestic figure for a road-going car. On the other hand, let’s not forget that the Valkyrie is all about maximum form factor thanks to Adrian Newey. In other words, the Formula 1 engineer’s know-how is pretty much a guarantee the Valkyrie handles like a dream.