Aston Martin Valkyrie Hypercar
Quite literally the car of our dreams! With renderings of the Aston Martin Valkyrie revealed last month, new official images of the hypercar have emerged as the luxury British manufacturer and Red Bull Advanced Technologies (yes a division of the popular energy drink) have been working intensively to further develop the Valkyrie’s aerodynamics, body styling and cockpit packaging.
Flaunting a Formula 1 style driving profile and a sleek tear-shaped cockpit, the design draws huge quantities of air beneath the car to feed the rear diffuser, as these tunnels are the key to generating the Valkyrie’s extraordinary levels of downforce while keeping the upper body surfaces free from additional aerodynamic devices that would spoil the purity of the styling.
Great attention has been taken to ensure forward and peripheral side-to-side vision is virtually uninterrupted. To avoid any unwanted aerodynamic disturbance, traditional door mirrors have been replaced by discreetly mounted rear facing cameras in each of the Aston Martin Valkyrie’s flanks. The all-enveloping bodywork and roof-mounted engine air intake means there is no rear window, and no requirement for a rearview mirror.
Further boasting upward opening doors and functional Formula 1-inspired headlights, more detail innovation can be found at the rear of the car, with the center high mounted stop light (CHMSL). Mounted on the tip of the small shark’s fin that runs down the spine of the Aston Martin Valkyrie’s airbox and rear bodywork, the light is just 5.5mm wide and 9.5mm high. Illuminated by a red LED it is the world’s smallest CHMSL and evidence of how the Aston Martin Valkyrie eliminates unnecessary weight and drag.
Priced at $3 million USD, the Valkyrie is scheduled to debut sometime during 2018. Learn more about the luxe futuristic vehicle here.Q