Aston Martin Valkyrie Price

Automakers have two choices when it comes to pricing a hypercar. Considering the time and effort that goes into development, the Aston Martin Valkyrie price of $3,200,000 is a fraction of what it really costs. Since it will be amortized among 150 examples, it will allow the brand to experience the trials and tribulations of this market. Of course, each example will be sold, but even the most loyal customers are on a waiting list. One day we will be happy to list an Aston Martin Valkyrie for sale, as it has the potential to shake up an industry.

Aston Martin Valkyrie Review

In order to get a feel for the car, we must first address the elephant in the room. The Aston Martin Valkyrie was not built completely in-house. It began life as the AM-RB 001. This cryptic designation is the first collaboration between Aston Martin and Red Bull. The former wanted a street legal hypercar, so they turned to the wizards at Red Bull Racing for a helping hand.

The car uses F1 suspension and a one-piece carbon fiber body. Both of which are produced by Multimatic, a leader in composite construction. Because the car is capable of cornering at 3.5G, so Aston Martin have built a simulator to allow owners to experience a fraction of its abilities. For a proper Aston Martin Valkyrie review, be sure to download it as an expansion pack for your favorite racing game. The only missing part will be the
Aston Martin Valkyrie horsepower of 1,130 hp.

Aston Martin Valkyrie Specs

It is so different than anything else on the road, let's break down the Aston Martin Valkyrie specs. Powered by an all-new Cosworth V12, the Aston Martin Valkyrie top speed is 250 mph. This is only achieved by the 4,000 lbs of downforce keeping you safe.

  • Price: $3,200,000
  • Engine: 6.5L Cosworth V12
  • Transmission: 7-Speed Dual Clutch Automatic
  • Horsepower: 1,130 hp (With Kers)
  • Torque: 663 lb-ft (With Kers)
  • 0-60 mph: 2.5s
  • 1/4 mile: TBD
  • Top Speed: 250 mph

Aston Martin Valkyrie Engine

Don't let anyone tell you the V12 is dead. Aston Martin asked Cosworth to design a new 6.5L naturally aspirated beast. Their expertise in racing meant dispensing with timing belts or even a chain. That's because the valve timing must be precise at 11,000 rpm. So all four cams are gear driven from the crankshaft on the back of the engine. The valvetrain wasn't moved for reliability, but the simple fact that cam gears spinning at those speeds would make the cockpit noise unbearable. The change also allows the block to be the central element of the rear suspension. Fully dressed, the Aston Martin Valkyrie engine tips the scales at 454 lbs, which is less than most V8 engines. One issue will be the Aston Martin Valkyrie mpg, as 6.5L at 11,000 rpm will be thirsty.

Aston Martin Valkyrie Transmission

A normal dual-clutch transmission would not be capable of shifting past 10,000 rpm. Not only was that one constraint, but the 7-speed gearbox also has an electric motor. It is a Kers unit that is capable of adding 160 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque to the input shaft. Needless to say, Ricardo was the only manufacturer to answer the call. Like the engine, the transmission is also a stressed member of the suspension. This further added complexity in maintaining the case geometry. With even and odd numbered gears on their own shafts, the stress on the gearbox changes sides with each shift. Perhaps a 6-speed manual would have been easier.

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Aston Martin Valkyrie Interior

When it comes to extreme interiors, the Aston Martin Valkyrie is at the top. Both carbon fiber seats are bolted in place to add rigidity and reduce weight. Traditional mirrors are replaced by display screens, and the steering wheel has digital information in your line of sight. The seats are prepped for 5-point harnesses, but they arrive with lap and shoulder belts from the factory. Some of the more outrageous features might need to be revised to become street legal.

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Aston Martin Valkyrie Brakes

From what we know so far, the massive rotors and calipers for the Valkyrie are the results of cooperation between Alcon and Surface Transforms. The one-piece calipers were machined with only a slight air gap to the 20" front and 21" rear wheels. Of course, the stability systems will involve control of the calipers. Brake vectoring is also involved, to keep the Valkyrie glued in the corners.

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Aston Martin Valkyrie Standout Features

Extolling the virtues of such a unique automobile, here are our choices for the Valkyrie's standout features. It is the first Aston Martin to incorporate a KERS system. It can be used to boost power at an instant. The design of the body also stands out. The F1 front suspension is essentially an open wheel car obscured by fenders. Air is channeled from the fenders into a central tunnel. This is how it achieves 4,000 lbs of downforce at 250 mph. Finally, Aston Martin has warned anyone who intends on selling the Valkyrie for a profit. Flippers will be banned from the VIP list and never allowed to purchase another Aston Martin.

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