The Aston Martin Valkyrie is the first hypercar ever made by the company. This year, the naturally aspirated V12 was on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where Supercar Blondie’s Sergi Galiano drove it up the hill. The $3 million hypercar is the fastest street-legal car in the world, according to Aston Martin.
And it has so many cool Easter eggs built into it… Watch the video below to see them all. The Valkyrie has great aerodynamics, so in theory, it could drive backward. The company says this is possible because the front splitter has aero flaps that make a lot of downforces. We’ll believe what the brand says. The whole body of the Valkyrie is made of carbon fiber. There is no steel anywhere on the car.
It’s a Formula 1 car that can be driven on the road. The huge duct that goes straight from front to back is one of the most eye-catching parts of the car’s design. And speaking of the back, it’s hard to take your eyes off the two huge diffusers at the back. The exhaust pipes are right below the spoiler, so Aston Martin made it out of military-grade material.
If the spoiler wasn’t made of tough stuff, it would melt in a few minutes. The amazing taillights, which look like those on the $8 million Bugatti Divo, are one of the many Easter eggs in this car.1160 hp comes from the naturally aspirated V12 engine. And since the engine is right behind the driver’s head, the power can be felt all over the car.
Inside, the luxury isn’t as high-end as it could be. There are no fancy brand-name stereo or massage seats. Sergi says, “You’re not here for a plush experience. You’re getting a Formula 1 car for the road.”The inside is made to look like the cockpit of an F1 car. And there isn’t any way Shaquille O’Neal could bend his body to fit inside.
Even though the wheel could be taken off, this couldn’t be done. The car came about because Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing worked together on it. And it was built to be as smooth as possible. Aston Martin put tiny cameras on the body of the car instead of side mirrors. The display is then sent to the A-pillars of the car for the best view.
Also, there is no rearview mirror, which is likely because there is no back window. Instead, the Valkyrie shows what a camera on the back of the car has captured.