|Aston Martin Valkyrie|
|aka||Nebula (Code name)
AR-RB 001 (Code name)
|Body Style||2-door coupe|
|Weight||1,030 kg (2,271 lb)|
|Transmission||7-speed Ricardo dual-clutch|
|Engine||6.5 L Cosworth naturally-aspirated V12|
|Power||1,130 hp (843 kW; 1,146 PS)|
The Aston Martin Valkyrie (also called through its code-names as AM-RB 001 and Nebula) is the new Aston Martin $3 million 2-seater hypercar. The AM in it's name stands for Aston Martin and the RB stands for Red Bull. The hypercar is a product of collaboration between Aston martin and Red Bull Racing to create a car entirely useable and enjoyable as a road car. The car's makers claim the title of fastest street-legal car in the world for it. Its design was helped by Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer and the world’s most successful F1 designer.
A show car was first shown before the production car was, to give people some idea of what the car may look like. The design is nearly finished, currently in a near-production-ready form.
The exterior of the car is extremely aerodynamic for a sports car, with an extensively open underfloor to can fit a whole entire person, and is capable of producing 1,814 kg (4,000 lb) of downforce under acceleration, gaps from on top on the car (e.g. the front axle and the roof intake), and a large front splitter.
The interior design was leaked in June 20, 2017, and gave a preview of the car's design. The interior has no gauge cluster, but rather a collection of screens. By the left and right corners are the screens for the camera side mirrors. One screen sits at the top of the center console, which may have a collection of live vehicle information, and regular vehicle controls, but this is not confirmed. A screen is used on the race-inspired steering wheel and acts as the driver gauge cluster. Dials and switches sit beside the wheel screen to allow for easier changes without driving interruption. The seats are bucket variants, and have two seatbelts for each seat.
Because of the interior's small size, it restricts your body weight from increasing in order to fit. The steering wheel helps this downside. Aston Martin has been 3D scanning their owners for the interior. This is so Aston Martin can make the seats as comfortable for the customer as possible.
In February 2017, Aston Martin revealed most of the vehicle specs.
Several manufacturers (other than Aston Martin and Red Bull) have taken part in the Valkyrie's construction, these being Cosworth, Ricardo, Rimac Automobili, Multimatic, Alcon, Bosch, Surface Transforms, Wipac, and Michelin.
The car contains a 6.5L naturally-aspirated V12 tailored by Cosworth, which was initially supposed to make around 1,000 hp (746 kW; 1,014 PS), but it was later announced in June 2017 that the car would make 1,130 hp (843 kW; 1,146 PS). At the same time the power output was released, the weight was also mentioned, at 1,030 kg (2,271 lb), which surpasses the intended 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, with 1,097 hp (818 kW; 1,112 PS) per ton.
A Rimac-built hybrid battery system, which performs as a KERS system, is installed along with the engine. The power is delivered by a 7-speed paddle-shift transmission constructed by Ricardo. The exhausts come out nearby the engine, similar to the ones from F1 race cars and the Porsche 918 Spyder.
Bosch supplies the Valkyrie's ECU unit, traction control system, and ESP, and brakes and calipers are provided by Alcon and Surface Transforms. The front and rear lights are constructed by Wipac. Everything is made of carbon fiber and there is not a single steel component in its entire structure. The car is installed with a MonoCell from manufacturer Multimatic. Michelin supplies the Valkyrie with the company's high-performance Sport Cup 2 tires, with 265/35-ZR20 at the front and 325/30-ZR21 at the rear. The wheels are constructed out of lightweight magnesium alloy wheels (20" front, 21" rear) with race-spec centre-lock wheel nuts to reduce mass.
150 road cars are planned to be built, all at the price of US$3.2 million. Currently there is one confirmed pre-ordered car worldwide available to purchase on JamesEdition.
There will be a track version, but there is no speculation about the track-only version of the car yet, other than that there will be 25 track versions available, and that the Valkyrie track car, like the road car, is capable of producing 1,814 kg (4,000 lb) of downforce without the use of a rear wing.
- In July 2016, the Valkyrie was unveiled as a non-working full-scale model in Aston Martin's headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom.
- In November 2016, the car was featured in a private Aston Martin showcase at the Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the day before the 2016 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
- From December 2016 to February 2017, the car was featured in the 2017 Festival Automobile International in Paris, France.
- In February 2017, the car was featured as the star car in the 2017 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- In March 2017, the Valkyrie was featured along with the new Vanquish S Volante, the Rapide S AMR, and the V8 Vantage AMR-Pro in the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland.
- In May 2017, the vehicle was featured in the London Motor Show in London, England, United Kingdom.
Racing/Competition: DB3 · DBSS · DBR1 · DBR2 · DBR3 · DBR4 · DBR5 · DP212 · DP214 · DP215 · Nimrod · AMR1 · DBR9 · DBRS9 · Rally GT · Vantage GT2 · Vantage GT4 · LeMans Works LMP1 · Rapide 24h Nurburgring
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