33 First official look at a near-production ready Aston Martin Valkyrie

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Here is Road and Tracks official first look at the new Aston Martin Valkyrie. Aston Martin just recently released number of images and details on a nearly-production-spec Valkyrie. This could definitely be a LMP1 car for the road. Road and Track reported, based on sources familiar with the Valkyrie's development, that the car would produce 1130 hp from its naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 and will weigh around 2,270 lbs. Aston Martin hasn't released drivetrain specs yet.

The cockpit has space for two passengers, but they'll be sitting with their feet up, just like in a modern F1 or LMP1 car. Aston Martin confirmed that this car makes about 4000 lbs of down force. Aston Martin has told Road and Track it will be roadworthy everywhere it's sold. That means the US also. Still wonder how this thing is Road Legal.

Will this be a supercar have as much of a impact and standout like the Lamborghini Countach, Mclaren F1 and Porsche 959 road car that will be remembered forever not only for there speed but the advancement of cars in general.

http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/a10291809/aston-martin-valkyrie-badge-photos/

5m ago by tyler
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Fastedee  1w ago

I wonder if a top F1 driver could get 107% time in this at a power track like Monza?


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Fastedee  3m ago

This vs Demon at next best drivers car along with GT2 and 812.


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alisa  3m ago

The cockpit has space for two passengers, but they'll be sitting with their feet up, just like in a modern F1 or LMP1 car. Aston Martin confirmed that this car makes about 4000 lbs of down force.


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sroser  5m ago

A safety car is supposed to slow them down though.


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Fastedee  5m ago

It would be great publicity to build one just as an F1 safety car.


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Art0  5m ago

Found on Autoexpress.co.uk by Aston CEO Andy Palmer:
"This car will be able to lap the Silverstone circuit as quick as or quicker than an F1 or LMP1 car"
Huh... I wish this to be true, but I doubt.

 

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Fastedee  5m ago

The chief engineer said faster than a 918 or LaFerrari. I mean on any chart of laps there's a huge gap between road cars and F1/LMP1 cars with racing bikes in between. Andy might be talking a bit of nonsense there.


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Fastedee  5m ago

Think it'll do a 1:48-50 at Silverstone which is wickedly fast.


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tyler  5m ago @Fastedee

With Michelin PS2 tyres i think that is a very good estimate. They said later down the line they plan to introduce A non street legal race version of this on slick tyres.


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Fastedee  5m ago @tyler

Of course if it does a 1:35 even in track only form that'd be just insane. Formula 1 cars are just much lighter and have even more cornering g's


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saxy  5m ago

Given in qualifying mode, they won't have any limitations of how much hybrid energy is used (F1 and LMP1 cars are restricted), this car should have plenty of power to weight. But there's no way it can pull the same G-forces. Silver stone is predominantly an aero-track. It would be lucky to be as fast as current LMP2 cars even in its most hardcore form.


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Come on!  3m ago

Rather DTM levels!


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Cloxxki  3m ago @saxy

The hybrid side is expected to be quite small. 950hp has been rumored from the ICE, so 180hp electric only. Expected to awkwardly all go to the rear wheels.
Don't underestimate the weight associated with a battery and motor(s) to get, say 500hp electric. This is a very light car, it can't afford too much.
I believe the McLaren P1 has around 180hp of e-side, and I seem to remember them stating it adding around 180kg. Losing 180kg off the P1 but still having 750hp, would probably make the car faster just around anywhere. Aston/Red Bull know that hybrid kilos are not by default worth it. So, they keptt it light as possible, likely the most bang for theiir buck (weight) possible. Integraded in the Cosworth block I reckon.


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BR2+  5m ago

I don't think Aston should be going this route, They should be making cars like they normally do, Beautiful masterpieces, Not track machines , back in 2007 every car they had was absolutely gorgeous, Now damn near there whole lineup is anything but, IMO, For the most partum fine with track performance, But not like this, I'm sure it'll be exciting n what not, But there looking there roots all for the sake of performance.

 

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Fastedee  5m ago

This is a hypercar but the new Vanquish and Vantage should be much more up your alley. The high performance version of the DB11 should be awesome too.


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saxy  5m ago

Actually I think it's a good thing. If it weren't them hooking up with Red Bull, we wouldn't have Mercedes coming out with their F1 engined hypercar neither


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FastestLaps  5m ago

Oh no, is that first ever Aston Martin that looks different than 2003 DB9? :D :D :D

 

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tyler  5m ago

Definitely true the collaboration with Red Bull will help alot with Aston Martin future car projects.


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FastestLaps  5m ago @tyler

Aston Martin are actually in a really good place right now. Lots of R&D happening, Vantage replacement soon to be released, they have new turbo engine (DB11), win at Le Mans 2017, now this Red Bull collab etc.


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tyler  5m ago @FastestLaps

Also this helps Red Bull get into the car production scene since Aston Martin has infrastructure. Also helps Crosworth get onto the map also.


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Fastedee  5m ago

The Vulcan looked a wee bit different D. This is a true road car however bonkers


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tyler  5m ago @Fastedee

Definitely it could be a all time great car.


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saxy  5m ago

Is there a car with uglier wheels?

 

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tyler  5m ago

This rim style is a added option.


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BR2+  5m ago

92 Viper....

Plus this isn't the actual car, So I'm sure they will look better


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FastestLaps  5m ago

I like those wheels because they are soooo crazy and unlike anything else. Like some sort of aero wheels for speed records.

That car will probably have a price tag well into several millions of $$$ so it might as well look crazy and futuristic.


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Fastedee  5m ago @FastestLaps

Me too but then it kinda reminds me of M1 wheels.


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saxy  5m ago @FastestLaps

True, F1 mindset. Reduced drag, gaining every possible performance advantage as possible, that's Adrian Newey for you.



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CMRDNOOB  5m ago

NA 6.5 V12 with 1130hp on a road car. Like I would ever believe that. Where is its electric motor?

 

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saxy  5m ago

There obviously will be one or a couple.


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Fastedee  5m ago @saxy

The V12 is a Cosworth. with 990 bhp or more. Aston had an argument over using the Vulcan engine but reluctantly agreed to the lighter and more powerful engine.


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tyler  5m ago

They will add the electric motor soon.

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Dave 18h 

Ha ha ha. True

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