Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the Aston Martin Valkyrie.
I must say its a striking thing to look at but you wouldn’t expect your grandmother to say it’s good looking. The looks are more orientated towards 14 year olds and F1 drivers even though it will go towards none of those demographics, we believe club chairmen are the ones who will be buying this F1 inspired road car.
The exterior, well theres not much of it but everything you see on the outside has two significant purposes, aerodynamics and saving weight. Any beauty generated by the body and it’s add ons is a bonus. The Venturi tunnels that feed air to the rear diffuser are long and smooth to make sure the flow isn’t interrupted.
Inside is no different to the exterior idea of simplicity and driver focus. The intention is to make it as much as a drivers car as possible so don’t be surprised if theres not much to play with other than a steering wheel. All you get is a detachable steering wheel of course and a single OLED with all the necessary information on it to keep all distractions to a minimum. The seats are mounted to the tub in an F1 type seating position.
Aston Martin say that to ‘avoid any unwanted aerodynamic disturbance or stylistic ‘clutter’ this car does not have traditional door mirrors, instead they have been replaced by ‘discreetly mounted rear facing cameras on each side that will feed two displays which are positioned at the base of each A-post to mimic the view provided by conventional door mirrors.’
Aston Martin are so deeply emerged in their pursuit to saving weight that they have even made the front badge from chemically etched aluminium which is just 70 microns thick. That’s 30 per cent thinner than a human hair.
So will Aston achieve that 1000hp and 1000kg goal?
Let us know what you think of the worlds first really F1 influenced road car.