Taking a page for Norse mythology, the Aston Martin Valkyrie’s mind-blowing and innovative design demands attention. The Valkyrie looks strait out of the future, but despite it’s massive V12 horsepower, the Valkyrie is totally street legal. The Valkyrie was produced by Aston Martin and Red Bull, and meets performance standards of a hypercar. To meet hypercar standards, as developed by energy analyst Armory Lovins at the Rocky Mountain Institute. Hypercar designers believe these design innovations improve fuel economy by three to five fold, remains equal in performance, safety, amenities, affordability when compared with today’s car manufacturing and design standards.
The Valkyrie joins a long line of “v” cars from Martin, including the Virage, Vanquish, Vantage and the Vulcan. Unlike its predecessors, the Valkyrie is one of the fastest productions cars of all time, boasting a 6.5-liter V12 engine. The Valkyrie also has a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, and a Ricardo seven-speed gearbox.
Made from carbon fiber, handled by Multimatic, while Bosch is providing software expertise for the ECU, traction and the ESP. The downside, this is all we get. More details will be available in 2019, when a mere 150 Aston Martin Valkyrie’s will be delivered to their owners. For 25 lucky purchasers, a track-only unit will be produced.
Aston Martin was founded by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford in 1913, and today the British manufacturer of high-end luxury sports cars, as well as grand tourers has maintained cutting-edge design and innovation in the luxury automobile market. The 101-year-old company has been featured in the iconic James Bond series for the past 50 years, making its debut in the 1964 hit Goldfinger. Their most elaborate model prior to the Valkyrie was the Aston Martin Vulcan, a track-only supercar equipped with FIA-compliant roll cage. Only 24 from the Vulcan series will be produces, prices at $2.3 million each, the price for the Valkyrie is not yet known by the public.