Aston Martin’s hypercar, the Valkyrie made its first public appearance on track at Silverstone during the weekend’s Formula 1 British Grand Prix.
The 1,160 bhp hypercar was piloted by the brand’s test driver Chris Goodwin. The AM Valkyrie is a joint venture effort between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing. After months of trials and previews, the Valkyrie was finally put to use on a track. As the most extreme road car, the AM Valkyrie is slated to be a future competitor in the WEC (World Endurance Championship).
Goodwin remarked, “To drive Aston Martin Valkyrie at Silverstone feels exceptionally special. Of course, we still have 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 Aston Martin Valkyrie was conceived as a result of a technical and strategic collaboration between Aston Martin, Red Bull and AF Racing. “To finally see Aston Martin Valkyrie running five years from when I first sat down and started sketching what this car could look like is quite an emotional day. With the change in vision angle as it comes past and the noise, it is now doing what it is supposed to be doing which is to move and be dynamic. It has been an enormous push for the team to get it running here today at the home of British motorsport so this is also a special moment for them,” said Adrian Newey, Chief Technical Director at Red Bull.
Aston Martin revealed that of the 150 units produced, all of the Valkyries have been sold out and deliveries would commence in quarter four.