The Aston Martin Valkyrie: AM-RB 001 Hypercar

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The revolutionary hypercar being co-developed by Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, formerly identified by its codename AM-RB 001, has now been officially named the Aston Martin Valkyrie.

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The product of a unique Innovation Partnership between the British luxury brand and eminent F1TM team, this ambitious, uncompromising and wholly extraordinary collaboration combines the vision and skills of two world-leading brands to create a road car the like of which has never been seen before.

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Priced at around $5million each, with no more than 150 to be built, demand has already outstripped supply. And you can’t even drive it until 2019.But the wait will be worth it. Aston says the car, developed in conjunction with one of F1’s most gifted engineers Red Bull Racing’s Adrian Newey, will deliver F1 levels of performance.

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The Aston Martin Design team were keen to keep distractions to a minimum and focus the driver on the road ahead. To this end all switchgear is located on the steering wheel, with all the vital signs shown on a single OLED display screen. The steering wheel is also detachable, both to aid ingress and egress, and to serve as an additional security device.

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The Aston Martin Design Team came up with a chemical etched aluminium badge just 70 microns thick. That’s 30 per cent thinner than a human hair, and a remarkable 99.4 per cent lighter than the regular enamel wings badge. The badge (nicknamed the ‘lacewing’) is then attached to the painted body and covered with a perfectly smooth coat of lacquer.

The car would produce 1130 hp from its naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 and will weigh around 2,270 lbs. As well as meeting the performance criteria set by F1 engineering maestro Adrian Newey, one of the trickiest challenges will be making it truly road-legal.

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