On Saturday as a curtain lifter for the competition, Aston Martin publicly debuted the long-awaited Valkyrie hypercar ahead of this year’s British Grand Prix, a model developed through a collaboration between Aston Martin, Red Bull Advanced Technologies, and AF Racing.
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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. #BritishGP #F1 #AstonMartinValkyrie
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Not only was the 1,160hp vehicle put on display, but also it was demonstrated making laps around Silverstone’s Grand Prix circuit — a drive that marks “one of the first times that [the] Aston Martin Valkyrie has been driven in the physical world.”
According to Chris Goodwin, the test driver who showed off the vehicle’s performance, there is still “a lot of development work to go, but we can now begin to really push the physical testing process and realize the capabilities of what we have developed over the past months.”
The world’s most extreme road car.
A platform for a future @FIAWEC challenger.
A landmark moment for Aston Martin.
— Aston Martin (@astonmartin) July 14, 2019
In fact, Groupe CEO Andy Palmer promised that while Goodwin did not drive the Valkyrie at top speed around the track, the model “possess[es] unrivalled levels of performance.”
To date, all 150 road-legal models have already been sold. Deliveries of the Aston Martin Valkyrie will begin in the final quarter of this year.
This was first published via AFP Relaxnews.