Aston Martin have unveiled a very near-production spec version of its upcoming hypercar – the Valkyrie.
The Valkyrie is due to launch in 2019, featuring a 6.5 litre Cosworth V12 – oh and a F1 inspired hybrid system!
Some of the changes from the earlier pictures include new openings in the body surface between the cockpit and front wheel arches – providing considerable gains in downforce.
A bespoke Cosworth-built 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine is paired with a ‘lightweight hybrid battery system’ – and is expected to operate in a similar manner to that of Formula 1 KERS.
Aston is targeting a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio – with an expected weight of 900kg meaning it will have over 900bhp.
Aston are following in McLaren’s footsteps with the P1 and are offering two versions of the Valkyrie – a road car and a track-only model.
It’s expected that the track-only model will be capable of exceeding 200mph and will reach 0-62mph time in just over two seconds.
Aston has also confirmed that the Valkyrie will run on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber – 265/30 ZR20 at the front and 325/30 ZR21 at the rear.
The tyres will be wrapped around magnesium alloy wheels that feature race-spec centre lock nuts in a bid to reduce unsprung mass.
Aston Martin have also gone to extreme lengths on the interior to ensure that it offers as much space as possible without compromising the exterior. The seats are mounted directly to the carbon tub, with drivers taking a feet up position – giving a great Formula One and Le Mans driving experience.
The Valkyrie comes with a four-point harness as standard, with an optional six-point harness can be specified if a lot of track use is expected.
Exposed carbon fibre on most surfaces and buttons are kept to a minimum – whilst the steering wheel appears to have been taken straight off a Le Mans car!
Old school instruments are replaced by a screen, along with cameras that act as the door mirrors.
All models, however, have all been sold at an estimated £2million each. First deliveries will begin in 2019.