A fresh batch of pictures detailing the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar is out. In a bid to liberate more space on the inside, Aston Martin mounted the seats directly on to the carbon tub, which means that passengers will have to sit in a feet-up manner identical to Formula One cars. The brand claims there is genuine space for two large adults.
Furthermore, there’s carbon-fiber everywhere, along with a few buttons on the center console and a centrally placed touchscreen. The two extra screens on either end of the dash replace door mirrors and relay a camera view of the rear to the occupants. Just like race cars of today, the removable steering wheel has several buttons, paddle-shifters, and switches to control the operations. But there’s an additional screen on the steering which replaces the instrument cluster.
The new pictures also show more of the Valkyrie’s low stance that’s designed to be as close as possible to a road-going Formula One car. There are new air-vents in the body between the cockpit and front wheel arches which are said to considerably increase gains in downforce. Furthermore, due to the roof-mounted air intake, there is no rear window.
Powering the Valkyrie is a Cosworth-built 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine that’s mated to a hybrid battery system. Transmission duties are to be fulfilled by a seven-speed gearbox made by Ricardo. As the brand is eyeing a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, reports state that the car could have a power output of 900bhp since the expected weight hovers around 900kg.
Aston Martin plans to have two versions of the Valkyrie - a road-going model and a track model. This ‘bat out of hell’ is slated for deliveries in 2019, with the road-going versions carrying a price tag of two million pounds each!