The Aston Martin Valkyrie is now another step closer to production after three examples have undergone further testing at Silverstone. Driving the test cars was none other than Max Verstappen and Alex Albon, both of whom are racing drivers for Red Bull Racing.
As for the Valkyries, these were actually verification prototypes numbers one, two and three. There are a total of eight planned for production and each of them will undergo rigorous testing. The purpose of these cars is to validate specific attributes so Aston Martin can accomplish their goal of creating the “world’s fastest ever road-going hypercar.”
Max Verstappen had this to say about the experience: “I was here at Silverstone to watch the first runs of the Aston Martin Valkyrie at the British Grand Prix last year but of course it’s always better to be behind the wheel yourself, and to be one of the first guys to drive an insane car like this was really exciting. It was amazing to get a first taste of it”.
Alex Albon was also very excited to get behind the wheel as well: “It was incredibly exciting to have this opportunity to drive the Aston Martin Valkyrie and the first thing that struck me was the visual aspect – it looks awesome! It also really feels like a racing car. Max had a go before me, so the anticipation was building, and to get a chance to drive it was really special.”