Everything you need to know about the $3 million Aston Martin Valkyrie

Published on Jun 21, 2022 at 8:45 AM (UTC+4)
by Patrick Jackson

Last updated on Jun 21, 2022 at 8:45 AM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

Everything you need to know about the $3 million Aston Martin Valkyrie

The Aston Martin Valkyrie is a no holds barred hypercar that could be among the last of its kind.

It features the most powerful naturally aspirated engine ever fitted to a production car. It’s made completely from carbon fiber with no steel used anywhere.

Quite simply, it’s the closest you’ll come to a Formula 1 car for the road.

It was first revealed back in 2017, but it’s finally entered production for 2022. And with the Mercedes-AMG One hot off the press as well, we wanted to give you a good look at its closest rival.

Here’s everything you need to know about the insane Aston Martin Valkyrie.

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How much does the Aston Martin Valkyrie cost?

Aston Martin hasn’t confirmed exact pricing for its extreme hypercar. However, the Valkyrie coupe is estimated to start at a whopping $3,000,000.

Should you want the drop-top Valkyrie Spider, though, you’ll have to fork out closer to $4,000,000.

Just 150 examples of the Valkyrie coupe will be made, while the Spider is even more exclusive with just 85 set to be built.

Aside from the Spider’s removable roof panels, it also features butterfly doors. The coupe features gull-wing doors instead.

The track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro splits the difference, priced from $3,500,000 with just 40 examples set to be made.

Every example of the Valkyrie coupe is sold, while allocations for the Spider are still being finalized.

What engine does it have?

It’s the engine that powers the Valkyrie that marks it among the last of its kind.

A 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 that was developed by Cosworth is mounted behind the driver.

It also comes combined with a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) that was provided by Rimac. This is the same sort of hybrid system an F1 car uses.

Together, it produces 1140hp (850kW) and 899Nm (663lb-ft) of torque in the coupe and Spider.

The AMR Pro ditches the hybrid system, though, relying solely on the V12 and its glorious 1000hp (746kW).

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Not only is its V12 the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in the world, but its the highest-revving, too: it can hit a screaming 11,100rpm.

It comes paired with a seven-speed sequential gearbox and rear-wheel drive.

What luxuries does it have?

Not many.

This isn’t a car about fancy brand-name stereos or massaging seats. Rather, it’s all about performance.

That’s why its interior is designed to mimic an F1 car’s cockpit as best as possible.

The seating angle has been designed to replicate that in an F1 car. The rectangular steering wheel with a screen in the middle is also similar to that in an F1 car.

There’s one other small screen in the middle the cockpit, but it’s more for displaying performance data – not your playlist.

One trick gadget it does have, though, is two other small screens that act as your rear view mirrors.

Is the Aston Martin Valkyrie faster than an F1 car?

Although Aston Martin claims the Valkyrie AMR Pro is almost as fast as an F1 car, a recent demonstration at the Bahrain Grand Prix proved otherwise.

The AMR Pro managed to lap the 5.4km (3.36-mile) track in around 1:54 – a very impressive time.

However, that’s around 20 seconds slower than an actual F1 car would lap the track.

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Patrick Jackson

A car zealot from a young age, Patrick has put his childhood spent obsessing over motoring magazines and TV shows to good use over the past six years as a journalist. Fuelled by premium octane coffee, he’s contributed to Finder, DriveTribe, WhichCar, Vehicle History and Drive Section.