Joining the coupe and track-only AMR, Aston Martin has lifted the covers off its Valkyrie Spider at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The new Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider follows the same bloodline as its coupe counterpart and only 85 examples will be built.
Aston’s Valkyrie Spider ditches the dramatic gullwing doors for dihedral doors exclusively designed for it. It features a carbon fibre structure as well as an active chassis and active aerodynamic systems. Aston Martin has tweaked the removable upper panel for aerodynamic purposes while also reducing the overall weight of the car. According to Aston Martin, the Valkyrie Spider is able to achieve extraordinary levels of downforce measured at 1,400 kg at 240 km/h with the track mode selected.
The interior looks similar to the coupe’s, thanks to a driver-focused cabin, a centre rear-view camera system and front and rear parking sensors. Engineers have modified the carbon fibre tub to support the removable roof panels and dihedral doors.
The new Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider is powered by the same Cosworth 6.5-litre V12 engine that also spawns a Rimac-developed e-motor. The hybrid setup helps the mill churn out a combined power output of 850 kW while also being able to tick over 11,000 r/min.
With the roof removed, the hypercar is capable of reaching a top speed of 330 km/h and 350 km/h with the roof on.
“The Aston Martin Valkyrie is the product of incredible innovation and technology, but above all it has always been about emotion. With the Valkyrie Spider we are taking that passion and emotion to the next level. The driving experience promises to be truly sensational. The sound of that 6.5-litre V12 engine revving to over 11,000 r/min with the roof removed is something I cannot wait to hear,” says Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Tobias Moers.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie will be available in left and right-hand formats with deliveries earmarked to begin in the second quarter of 2022.