Published on July 15th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
Aston Martin Valkyrie Public Debut 3 Years After First Reveal
The 2019 Formula One Grand Prix continued in Silverstone over the weekend with predictable Mercedes-AMG dominance and a fun little collision between Vettel and Verstappen. But more important to the Aston-Martin-Red Bull team was the public debut of the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar.
The Valkyrie was driven around the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit by Test Driver Chris Goodwin. This run wasn’t made to set any records, so Goodwin took it relatively easy.
The Valkyrie hasn’t yet seen much action in the physical world, so this is understandable. The Valkyrie here was dressed up in the livery of the Red Bull F1 team’s livery.
More about the Aston Martin Valkyrie
The Valkyrie is a hypercar that’s built on the Formula 1 expertise of Red Bull Advanced Technologies and the performance know-how of Aston Martin. It will feature a new naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine built by Cosworth, a Ricardo-built 7-speed transmission and a lightweight hybrid system from Rimac.
The car used to be called the AM-RB 001 based on the fact that it was the first collaboration between Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies. 150 units will be delivered to customers in Q4 2019, and that’ll be that. That was all they were planning on building and selling. The car has been talked about since at least the middle of 2016.
You can watch the official video below, but it’s not of the greatest quality.
For more on this story, check out the press release below.
Aston Martin Valkyrie has broken cover after making its dynamic public debut in front of an enthusiastic crowd ahead of the 2019 British Grand Prix.
Piloted by Aston Martin High Performance Test Driver Chris Goodwin, the 1,160bhp machine, took to Silverstone’s world-famous Grand Prix circuit for its first public demonstration run. With the focus not on outright lap time, today’s showcase offers a glimpse of what is to come from this extraordinary hypercar.
Following months of digital modelling and simulation work alongside both Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies’ engineers, today’s drive becomes one of the first times that Aston Martin Valkyrie has been driven in the physical world – a testimony to the technological capability of the team’s cutting-edge development techniques.
Aston Martin Valkyrie, the world’s most extreme road car and platform for a future FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) challenger, is the combined vision of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey, Aston Martin EVP and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman and Aston Martin VP and Chief Special Operations Officer David King. It was created as a result of a technical and strategic collaboration between Aston Martin, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing.
The 150 road-going Aston Martin Valkyries are sold out, with first deliveries commencing in Q4 2019.