The Aston Martin Valkyrie – AML’s 1160bhp Hypercar – makes it dynamic debut at the 2019 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
There’s been much anticipation around the Aston Martin Valkyrie as Aston’s first mid-engined hypercar, and now, finally, the Valkyrie has broken cover as a physical car that actually moves.
Ahead of the 2019 British Grand Prix, the new Valkyrie has been out on the track at Silverstone to give us some idea of how it actually goes, and what it looks like.
Driven by Aston’s Chris Goodwin, Aston say the point of the public drive isn’t to deliver stunning laps, but to showcase what’s to come.
This is one of the very first times the Valkyrie has actually been driven in the real world, and is the culmination of the project involving both Red Bull and Aston Martin, with Adrian Newey, Marek Reichman and David King the driving forces, and an engine built and developed by Cosworth.
After completing the lap, Chris Goodwin said:
I’ve driven this car around Silverstone for countless hours on the simulator at Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s HQ and in many other sportscars throughout my career, but to drive Aston Martin Valkyrie here today feels exceptionally special. Of course, we still have a lot of development work to go but we can now begin to really push the physical testing process and realise the capabilities of what we have developed over the past months. Putting that aside, today has brought a real smile to my face and I hope that the crowds watching from the stands enjoyed it as much as I did.
Aston Martin are building just 150 Valkyries, and all are sold.