Aston Martin’s Valkyrie hypercar has been long coming, and the good news is that the first customer car has now entered full production, with deliveries earmarked to begin in the coming weeks.
The model is manufactured at the firm’s UK Headquarters in Gaydon and only 150 units of the Valkyrie will be manufactured, with each model taking over 2 000 man-hours to build.
“It is an immensely proud moment for us to complete our first ever hypercar. The Aston Martin Valkyrie programme has tested everyone who has worked on it to the limit but the commitment to the dream has produced a truly incredible car, an F1 car for the road,” Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Tobias Moers.
A naturally-aspirated Cosworth-built 6.5-litre V12 engine powers the new Aston Martin Valkyrie and it is paired with a KERS hybrid system from Rimac. The combined power output is 838 kW and 900 Nm, all sent to the rear axle through a single-clutch, seven-speed automated manual gearbox.
It blisters from a standstill to 100 km/h in a claimed 2.5 seconds before hitting the top speed at 402 km/h.
Aston Martin will reportedly begin with deliveries of its Valkyrie AMR Pro hypercars at the end of the year with the Roadster variants expected to launch in 2022.