Center-lock forged magnesium wheels are just one of the dynamic design and performance elements of the groundbreaking Aston Martin/Red Bull Racing hypercar, Valkyrie, now in an extraordinary road version.
The ambitious auto (first known as the RB-001, and now officially named, boasts a V12, gullwing doors, lightweight, sculptural design, extreme aerodynamics, a roomy interior for two, and a price tag of £2.5m.
A unique underbody setup helps Valkyrie develop more than 1.8 tons of downforce at high speed, besides contributing to its fascinating profile.
On the inside (in addition to a removable steering wheel), the seats are mounted directly to the carbon tub, four-point harnesses are standard, and the feet-up driving position recalls
modern Le Mans and F1 racers. In a nod to the way we’ll all really drive soon, cameras and screens replace mirrors.
150 road and 25 track versions are being built, set for production in 2018. Aston Martin says the design may still evolve before it reaches owners, but it's about 95 percent complete.
“This is a landmark car. Kids will fall in love with it. Dads will talk about it. It’s a symbolic car,” says Dr Andy Palmer, CMG, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin.
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