Aston Martin Valkyrie: Near Production Ready Version Revealed

Courtesy: Aston Martin Media
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The Aston Marton Valkyrie was definitely a madcap car to look at in its concept form. The recently-unveiled near production ready version is no different.

Serena Williams posed next to a near production ready version of the gorgeously wild Aston Martin Valkyrie at the Art of Living lifestyle event hosted by the British carmaker in Monaco. The image was tweeted by the British carmaker’s Twitter handle and has got car buffs around the world charged up for the all-new breed of Aston Martin.

This is the first image of the hypercar’s production version and both the Valkyrie and Serena Williams who is Aston Martin’s British ambassador look stunning in this pic. Can we have a proper photo shoot done with these two in the same frame, Aston?

While it does look almost the same as the concept which was displayed in Geneva, a couple of things have changed. Some of the new updates are for aesthetic and aerodynamic improvements and the rest are for readying the car for its on-road use. The wheel arches as an example have been changed a bit to incorporate the brand’s signature side strakes. It’s both a visual and an aero enhancement. The rear wing is now bigger.

More practical and functional changes include headlights, tail lights, windshield wiper, and proper seats. We also hear that each customer will have to go through a 3D body scan so that each car will come with a seat that’s designed and crafted specifically to that customer’s body type.

The Aston Martin Valkyrie does away with traditional wing mirrors and has adopted a camera system with screens to take care of rear visibility.

Aston Martin Valkyrie
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A video had emerged a few days ago with footage of the Valkyrie’s interior. However, it has been taken down now citing copyright infringement. The clip, though grainy showed a simple yet driver-focused environment. Before eyebrows are raised on the minimalistic treatment, do note that this is still a work-in-progress version of the car which is being shown around to gauge customer responses. Aston Martin has got plenty of time to work on the Valkyrie as the hypercar is scheduled to commence deliveries by 2019 only.

While details on the powerplant and expected performance are hazy, it’s confirmed that the Aston Martin Valkyrie will come with a Cosworth-developed, mid-mounted 6.5-liter V12 with a 7-speed transmission directing power to the rear wheels. And there is buzz on the presence of a hybrid system to support that insane engine. That’s some more icing on the cake.

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Built in association with Red Bull Racing, the Aston Martin Valkyrie will also see firms like Alcon, Bosch, Cosworth, Mutlimatic, Ricardo and Rimac joining forces to make the ultimate Aston Martin hypercar. Plans are in place to build 175 examples with 25 of them being track cars. And despite its Hot Wheels-esque styling, the Valkyrie will be fully street-legal.